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Open Access Social Work Resources: Indigenous & First Nations

Free and open access scholarly resources for social work practitioners during and after their time at Simmons.

Open Access Resources

First Peoples Child & Family Review 
This open access journal has been published by the First Nations Caring Society of Canada since 2004. It covers aboriginal social work issues related to child protection, child development, adoption, and mental health from a First Nations Aboriginal perspective. 

International Indigenous Policy Journal (IIPJ)
IIPJ focuses specifically on Policy with regard to social issues which are of primary relevance to indigenous peoples around the world. This Journal looks at the relevance of Indigenous views within different areas and disciplines. These areas include: health, education, community development and social welfare.

Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Community and Indigenous Health 
A journal which focuses on Indigenous Health from a multidisciplinary framework.  The Journal is maintained by people from America, New Zealand, Hawai’i and Canada.

Journal of Indigenous Social Development
Based in Hawai’i, the Journal provides a forum for scholars and practitioners from diverse disciplines to expand knowledge and develop dialogue relevant to indigenous communities globally. The Journal of Indigenous Social Development (JISD) is committed to advancing education, practice, research and policy-making relevant to indigenous peoples’ social and economic well-being.’

International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies
Based in Australia, the International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies disseminates scholarship across the Humanities, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Law and Education in the field of Indigenous Studies.

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society 
This Journal recognizes the effect that colonialism has had in all disciplines, and looks to share work that looks at his understanding in different areas and fields of work. Content includes: “art, anthropology, ecology, education (formal), ethnic studies, history, Indigenous studies, literature, media studies, social work, and sociology.”With an acceptance of art pieces such as poetry, video and fine art. ​

MAI Journal
MAI Journal is an open access journal that publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles that critically analyse and address indigenous and Pacific issues in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand.

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights.