Indigenous Policy Journal

Indigenous Policy Journal (IPJ) publishes articles, commentary, reviews, news, and announcements concerning Native American and international Indigenous affairs, issues, events, nations, groups and media. We invite commentary and dialogue in and between issues: if you are interested in contributing to the journal, please take the time to create a user account on our website and see our Submission Guidelines.


IPJ is seeking volunteers to join the Editorial Committee to collaborate with Leo Killsback, our a new Editor in coordinating the refereeing process for submitted articles, sending submissions round to advisory committee members for review, and making final decisions on articles based on reviewers' advice. If you are interested in on the Editorial Committee, please cojntact Leo Killsback,

IPJ INVITES VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON ITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, REFEREEING  SUBMITTED ARTICLES. If you are interested in being a reviewer of submitted articles in the IPJ refereeing process, please contact Leo Killsback

Book Review Committee:

IPJ has established a book review committee. People wishing to review books, often receiving a copy to review, and those wishing to have a book review should send a copy, to David Weiden, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Native American Studies, Metropolitan State University  of Denver, King Center 494, Campus Box 43, P.O. Box 173362, Denver, CO  80217-3362,   303-556-4914,



Deadline for Submissions for the next Issue is November 8th


We wish you a fine summer. Indigenous Policy Journal is available on the web with e-mail notification of new issues at no charge. Indigenous Policy puts out two regular issues a year (Summer and Winter), and since summer 2006, what is now a fall issue serving as the Proceedings of the Western Social Science Association Meeting American Indian Studies Section. We are seeking additional editors, columnists and commentators for regular issues, and editors or editorial groups for special issues, and short articles for each issue. A new development is that, thanks to long time compilers Jonathon Erlen and Jay Toth, we now carry in each issue a regularly updated and searchable data base of Ph.D. Dissertations from Universities Around the World on Topics Relating to Indians in the Americas, compiled from Dissertation Abstracts, with recent dissertations also listed separately in each of our regular Summer and Winter issues.
As IPJ is a refereed journal, articles may be posted on a different schedule from the rest of the journal. New articles may go up either at the same time as regular issues, or be added to already posted issues, and may or may
not remain up when issues change, until replaced by new articles. Notices go out to our list serve when new issues are posted, and when new articles are posted. To be added to the list to receive e-mail notice of new postings of
issues, and new postings of articles, send an e-mail to Steve Sachs:

Jeff Corntassel and colleagues put together a special winter 2002 issue with a focus on “federal recognition and Indian Sovereignty at the turn of the century.” We had a special issue on international Indigenous affairs summer
2004, on Anthropology, Archeology and Litigation – Alaska Style spring 2012, on Exploring the Governance Landscape of Indigenous Peoples and Water in Canada, Spring 2014, and are about to have additional special
issues.We invite articles, reports, announcements and reviews of meetings, and media, programs and events, and short reports of news, commentary and exchange of views, as well as willingness to put together special issues. 

Send us your thoughts and queries about issues and interests and replies can be printed in the next issue and/or made by e-mail. In addition, we will carry Indigenous Studies Network (ISN) news and business so that these pages can be a source of ISN communication and dialoguing in addition to circular letters and annual meetings at APSA. In addition to being the newsletter/journal of the Indigenous Studies Network, we collaborate with the Native American Studies Section of the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) and provide a dialoguing vehicle for all our readers. This is your publication. Please let us know if you would like to see more, additional, different, or less coverage of certain topics, or a different approach or format. IPJ is a refereed journal. Submissions of articles should go to Tad Conner,, who will send them out for review. Our process is for non-article submissions to go to Steve Sachs, who drafts each regular issue. Unsigned items are by Steve. Other editors then make editing suggestions to Steve. Thomas Brasdefer posts this Journal on the IPJ web site:

Posted: 2014-05-29
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Vol 25, No 1 (2014): Summer 2014

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Upcoming Events

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Ongoing Activities

Ongoing Activities (Summer 2014) HTML

Indigenous Developments

Indigenous Developments (Summer 2014) HTML


An 'Honorable Budget'? No, But It's Headed In The Right Direction for Indian Country HTML
Mark Trahant
A Year Of Action For Indian Country HTML
Mark Trahant
Deep in the Budget: Line by Line Predictions about Indian Health HTML
Mark Trahant
Expanding Access to Oral Health Means Changing the Law to Back Tribal Sovereignty HTML
Mark Trahant
Tribes Are Large Employers... And Those Employees Make the Best Customers HTML
Mark Trahant
Frightening Words: Indian Health Service is Out of Money, Making you Wait for Care HTML
Mark Trahant
A Note to Paul Ryan: Indian Health Funding is a Treaty Obligation, Not from War on Poverty HTML
Mark Trahant
The Katie John Case: Alaska Natives Shouldn't Have to Wait a Century to Get a Fair Share HTML
Mark Trahant
New Year With New (Old) Stories For Indian Country HTML
Mark Trahant
NAIPC calls for Cancellation of the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples HTML
North American Indigenous Peoples' Caucus
Indigenous Education for and by Indigenous Peoples HTML
AFN Special Chiefs Assembly
The Real Story about How Crimea's Indigenous Peoples are Affected by the Ukrainian Conflict HTML
Tai Pelli
On The Meaning of Renewing the Relationship Between the Dutch and Haudenosaunee Peoples: The Two Row Wampum Treaty After 400 Years HTML
Marc Woons

Research Notes

Blessing or Curse? The Chinchero Airport HTML
Pablo Garcia


Understanding the Academic Persistence of American Indian Transfer Students PDF
James Bass, Charles Harrington
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Rejection of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 PDF
Delilah Dotremon
Shocks to the Navajo (Diné) Political System: Resiliency of traditional Diné institutions in the face of colonial interaction (Contact to 1923). PDF
Michael Lerma
A Unique Challenge for US Indigenous Rights: How the Fact That Sovereign Hawai‘i Was a Complex State Society Affects Its Indigenous Movement PDF
Lantz Fleming Miller

Book Reviews

Review of "Honoring Our Children: Culturally Appropriate Approaches for Teaching Indigenous Students" HTML
Rosemary Papa

Media Notes

Media Notes (Summer 2014) HTML

Useful Websites

Useful Websites (Summer 2014) HTML