A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health is a peer reviewed, web-based journal published twice each year by Native Counselling Services of Alberta, in partnership with Te Rau Matatini in New Zealand, Papa Ola Lokahi in Hawaii, and the International Indigenous Council for Healing Our Spirit Worldwide. The articles are multidisciplinary, and of interest to a wide range of readers, including both community and academic researchers. Our peer review process includes an academic and a community-based reviewer for each article.
The goal of the Pimatisiwin Journal is to promote the sharing of knowledge and research experience between researchers, health professionals, and Aboriginal leaders and community members. The journal provides a forum for this diverse population to publish on research process and findings in a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural setting. The primary focus is on health and health research in Indigenous communities, broadly defined. Articles can be of interest to many fields, including sociological, psychological, medical, anthropological, experiential, methodological, both qualitative and quantitative in nature.
As of January, 2012 we have nine volumes and 20 issues published. Please click on “collected journals” above to view all articles in PDF format. Pimatisiwin has been accessed widely during this time, as well as adopted by colleges, communities and universities as a curriculum and training resource.
All Access Policy
Our all access policy ensures that the articles published in Pimatisiwin are available to everyone interested in this area, free of charge. The benefits of this format include the expansion our readership and our increased ability to attract new contributors from communities in other countries. It has strengthened the network of communities and health researchers sharing their strategies with each other. Of course, this system is much more economic to publish, which reduces the cost of the journal, ensuring the sustainability of Pimatisiwin.
Paper copies of the electronic issues can also be provided for those without access to the internet for the cost of copying and shipping. To ensure that the journal is reaching as wide an audience as possible, email contact lists will be compiled to notify individuals of new issues.
Pimatisiwin is currently indexed in the following databases:
• Directory of Open Access Journals (http://www.doaj.org/)
• NEOS Library Consortium (http://www.neoslibraries.ca/)
• First Nation Information Connection
• Bibliography of Native North Americans (http://www.silverplatter.com/catalog/bnna.htm)
• Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (www.cabi.org)