CFP – Essays on The Indigenous Everyday. Due: May 15, 2017

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Call for Papers: Essays on The Indigenous Everyday
Your auntie dies and you get a letter from the Secretary of the Interior—who knew they cared? You have a fantasy of punching—no, scalping—that guy in the PTA who just said to you: “I have Indian blood too, but not enough to get money.”  Once again, you draw the unhappy chore at a cocktail party of explaining what was not cool about Buffalo Soldiers, President Lincoln, and The Revenant. Also not cool: naming a dog “Denali.” Like everyone else, you go home for the holidays. But you also go home for ceremonies to grieve the losses of the last two centuries: relatives lost in battlefields, museums, boarding schools. You say the Lord’s Prayer in your Native language because you can. Not because you believe it. Or maybe you do.
             What is your riff on The Indigenous Everyday? How does history live and breathe and sometimes completely ruin the ordinary stuff of life? What do you wish non-Natives understood about indigenous experience, history and culture—the good, the bad, and the absurdly beautiful? What riffs do you tell your friends to get you through? How do you, in Charlie Hill’s words, “turn poison into medicine”?
            Our proposed essay collection, I [Heart] Nixon: Essays on the Indigenous Everyday, seeks complete manuscripts of creative nonfiction—personal essays, riffs, mixed-genre pieces and prose poems—that reveal the quotidian pain and ordinary beauty of indigenous life today. We aim for a collection that deftly incorporates humor, history, and individual voice from a range of writers. We invite submissions from writers in the United States, Canada, and the indigenous Pacific.  When applicable, submissions should include a short bibliography “For Further Reading” at the end of the piece, as we aim to market this collection to high school, university, and popular readers. No in-text citations, please! The publisher will be announced later this fall.
            Complete manuscripts should be formatted double-spaced, one-inch margins, in 12-point Times New Roman font.
            Complete manuscripts are due May 15, 2017.
            Send manuscripts to:
            Questions? Contact Beth H. Piatote and Philip J. Deloria, co-editors, I [Heart] Nixon: Essays on the Indigenous Everyday, at


New Publication – Growing Our Own: Indigenous Research, Scholars, and Education

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Growing Our Own: Indigenous Research, Scholars, and Education

The Alaska Native Studies Council (ANSC) held its first conference in the spring of 2013 in Anchorage, Alaska. The original plan called for a biennial conference, which would alternate between the various University of Alaska campus locations. Due to the success of the first conference at the University of Alaska Anchorage, it has become an annual event, and the University of Alaska Southeast hosted the 2014 conference. The theme of the second ANSC Conference was “Growing our Own: Indigenous Researchers, Scholars, and Education.” This theme was selected by the Conference Organizing Committee and was based on our mission and the interest of participants. The pre-conference symposia showcased Alaska Native artists sharing their works at the University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau campus. The theme “Growing Our Own” was inspired by the work of leaders in the Indigenous education movement.

Recent Submissions

Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Publishing Workshop, Aug 5, 2015 | 11AM – 12PM

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Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Publishing

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Type: Workshop

Series: Copyright Education Series – a collaboration between The Library, CTLT, and The UBC Bookstore
  Koerner Library Research Commons Series
  Graduate Student Workshop Series

Location: RM216

 Room Directions

 Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map

 Point Grey Campus

Description: Have questions about plagiarism and academic integrity? What about “self-plagiarism” and “gift authorship”? This workshop will cover what you need to know to get your work out there ethically while preserving your own rights to it.

CFP – Middle West Review Special Issue: The Indigenous Midwest, Due: Sep 1, 2015

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Middle West Review
Special Issue: The Indigenous Midwest
The Middle West Review, a new interdisciplinary journal about the American Midwest published by the University of Nebraska Press, will be publishing a special issue focused on the Indigenous Midwest. The journal aims to generate interest in critical study of the Midwest as a distinctive region and to provide space for scholarship that moves beyond the homogeneous narratives of settler patriarchy that dominate popular perceptions of the Midwest. The special issue seeks scholarly essays that work at the intersection of Native American and Indigenous Studies and Midwestern Studies.
The editors are particularly interested in essays that emphasize the U.S. Midwest as Indigenous homelands, as a series of historically contested borderlands, as a region that continues to be structured by settler colonialism in the present, and as a site of Indigenous endurance and resurgence within and beyond both reservation and urban communities. The editors are also interested in submissions that explore Indigenous experiences in the Midwest as they intersect with issues of multiraciality, class, gender, and sexual orientation. Analyses of environmental problems affecting Indigenous communities are also welcome. The temporal focus is open across all time periods and submissions are invited across all scholarly disciplines.
Article submissions should run between 6,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes) and must follow the Chicago Manual of Style. Review essays that engage multiple books that have recently been published in the field, exhibitions, events, or multimedia should run between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Photo essays with accompanying artist statements are also welcome.
Submit manuscripts by September 1, 2015, via email to the co-editors, James F. Brooks ( at the University of California-Santa Barbara and Doug Kiel ( at Williams College.

New Publication: Coded Territories: Tracing Indigenous Pathways in New Media Art

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University of Calgary Press is pleased to publish:
Coded Territories: Tracing Indigenous Pathways in New Media Art
Chapters by Jackson 2Bears, Steven Foster, Candice Hopkins, Jason Edward Lewis, Steven Loft, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, and Archer Pechawis. 
“Adaptation and artistic response to new technologies is embedded in Indigenous realities. From glass beads to hard drives, Indigenous ingenuity has utilized contemporary tools for artistic means for centuries. This volume represents an important document in the critical discourse surrounding Indigenous new media arts from the perspectives of those at the creative front: Indigenous artists themselves.” — Jason Ryle, imagineNATIVE
216 pages, $34.95, illustrations, 978-1-55238-706-1 paper / 978-1-55238-746-7 ePub / 978-1-55238-747-4 mobi
Also available as an open access ebook on our website.

Urgent call for reviewers for a Canadian graduate journal

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Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

“The Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education/ Revue canadienne des jeunes chercheures et chercheurs en education, is an open access, non-blind, peer-reviewed journal published by graduate students for the dissemination of works by graduate students at Canadian universities.”  (

We are currently working on publishing papers in our database so that we may release a call for papers for a future journal issue.  The journal provides a unique publishing opportunity for new scholars.

The interim team needs English-speaking and French-speaking reviewers and copyeditors (the person who ensures that APA formatting was followed) to help release the next issue as soon as possible.  If you are interested, please follow the instructions below:

1.      1. Login or sign-up for free to the journal:

2.      2. In your profile, indicate if you want to be a “Reviewer”.  Also, send an email to letting the interim team know that you are a new reviewer.

3.      3. If you would like to be a copyeditor, please send an email indicating your interest to:

For any further questions, the contact email is:

Best wishes,

On behalf of the interim editorial team at The Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education/ Revue canadienne des jeunes chercheures et chercheurs en education

Julieta Delos Santos

Co-president CCGSE/CCÉDÉ
The Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education/Le Comité canadien des étudiants diplômés en éducation
PhD – candidate, Faculty of Education
University of Alberta

AlterNative Calls for Book Reviewers

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Kia ora,

AlterNative publishes a number of book reviews in each issue -have you considered writing a book review for publication in 2014?

If you are interested in reviewing one of the books that we have waiting for review (listed below), please contact us with your CV, a list of publications or a short bio, including a brief outline of your suitability to review the book on this topic. We will send you the book review copy, which is yours to keep after review.  This does not infer publication; all reviews will be assessed for suitability before publication.

A full list of available review copies is available here.

We also welcome reviews of volumes on indigenous peoples’ issues and themes that you think would be of interest to our readers. Please note that AlterNative only publishes reviews of books that have been published in the preceding two years. Please contact us on with your details and thedetails of the book. We can then confirm if it would be of interest and give you a deadline for submission.

We especially encourage reviews from graduate students or early career academics.

A guide to book reviewing for AlterNative is downloadable from here.

AlterNative is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that aims to present indigenous worldviews from native indigenous perspectives. Access to AlterNative articles is by subscription to institution and individuals.  Please visit our website for subscription information.AlterNative welcomes papers for consideration all year round. Visit our website for author guidelines and our online submission portal.

Ngā mihi,


Katharina Bauer, PhD | Journal and Publications Coordinator

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

DDI: 09 923 2376 ext: 82376


Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga | New Zealand’s Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence