The NAIS Journal




NAIS publishes the best interdisciplinary scholarship in international Native American and Indigenous Studies. The journal provides an intellectually rigorous and ethically engaged forum for smart, provocative, and exciting scholarship while drawing on the extraordinary professional expertise of our ever-expanding membership in a process of double-anonymous peer review. NAIS provides a forum to place different kinds of research, intellectual traditions, and knowledge practices in conversation.


We encourage all faculty, instructors, and students to download NAIS articles directly from your library’s online portal. Please do not provide or use shared PDF files. Each “click” through a library portal supports a journal financially, so please download from Project Muse (all issues available), JSTOR (volumes 1 through 8 only), and the like to access NAIS.


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NAIS publishes:

  • Original scholarly manuscripts from all the areas encompassed within Indigenous Studies’ interdisciplinary range, including creative writing;
  • Notes from the Field;
  • Teaching Native American & Indigenous Studies;
  • Reviews


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The editors’ goal is to extend understandings across disciplinary and epistemological boundaries and learn more about the important work going on in scores of different fields and regions. Studies grounded in Indigenous research methodologies are especially encouraged. All empirical studies must document: (1) the use of accepted ethical protocols for research with human subjects; and (2) site-specific approvals when required, including research and/or institutional review board approvals required by Native nations, tribes, or bands.


Co-Editors (2019-2023): Kelly McDonough (White Earth Ojibwe/Irish descent), University of Texas at Austin, and K. Tsianina Lomawaima (Muskogee descent), Retired Independent Scholar


Editorial Managers: Jessica L. Sánchez Flores and Montserrat Madariaga-Caro, University of Texas at Austin


Founding Co-Editors (2013-2019): Jean M. O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe), University of Minnesota, and Robert Warrior (Osage), University of Kansas




The current issue of NAIS (Volume 9, Issue 1) contains four scholarly articles and 34 reviews. Featured articles include:


“Rematriation: Ts’mysen Law, Rights of Relationality, and Protocols of Return”



“Reading #NativeTwitter: A Qualitative Study of Indigenous Language Twitteratures”



“Extending Pedagogy through Social Media: Zapotec Language in and beyond Classrooms”



“From Eugenics to Family Planning: The Coerced Sterilization of Indigenous Women in Post-1970 Saskatchewan”





NAIS is published twice a year by the University of Minnesota Press


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NAISA membership is $25–$100 annually. Institutions: $116.

Members can choose the level of membership they can afford:

$25 (students and others), $50 (early career), $75 (mid-career), $100 (well established career),
or $2,000 (Lifetime Member). Outside USA add $5.00 for each year’s subscription.


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Inside the U.S.: $6.00 for the first issue and $1.25 for each additional issue.
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Publishers and distributors can send queries, catalogs, or materials for review consideration to:


NAIS Reviews
The University of Texas at Austin

Department of Spanish and Portuguese / NAIS Journal Office

150 W. 21st Street, Stop B3700

Austin, TX 78712-1155