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-blinded peer review.

NAIS provides a forum to place different kinds of research, intellectual traditions, and knowledge practices in conversation. NAIS invites

  • original scholarly manuscripts from all the areas encompassed within Indigenous Studies’ interdisciplinary range, including creative writing;
  • Notes From the Field;
  • Reviews

(See Submit to NAIS for more information)

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, including research and/or institutional review board approvals required by Native nations, tribes, or bands.

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 JSTOR, Project Muse, and the like to access NAIS.


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

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Co-Editors (2019-2022): Kelly McDonough (White Earth Ojibwe/Irish descent), University of Texas at Austin and K. Tsianina Lomawaima (Creek, unenrolled), Arizona State University

Editorial Managers: Alina Scott (Belizean Creole) 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

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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