Welcome to the Journal of American Indian Education

Founded in 1961, the Journal of American Indian Education (JAIE) is a refereed journal featuring original scholarship on education issues of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous peoples worldwide, including First Nations, Māori, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander peoples, and Indigenous peoples of Latin America, Scandinavia, Africa, and others.  

JAIE strives to improve Indigenous education through empirical research, knowledge generation, and transmission to researchers, classrooms, communities, and other educational settings. Studies grounded in Indigenous research methodologies are especially encouraged.

The JAIE has been published continuously since it was founded in 1961. The editorial office is housed within the Center for Indian Education of the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. The journal is published by the University of Minnesota Press three times a year: fall, winter, and spring.


Feature-length Manuscripts

Original scholarly manuscripts should be double-spaced, 7,500-8000 words total, including endnotes, if any, and references. JAIE encourages dialogue among researchers and practitioners through research-based articles elucidating current educational issues and innovations.


Reports from the Field

Original scholarly manuscripts providing descriptive, evaluative, and/or policy-oriented analyses of innovative education models and practices may be considered as Reports from the Field. Reports should be up to 5,000 words, including endnotes, if any, and references. For more on Reports from the Field, see our Submit a Manuscript page.


Indigenous Policy Forum

Submissions to the Indigenous Policy Forum (IPF) are by invitation only. Please make nominations for authors of proposed IPFs to the JAIE editors at jaie@asu.edu. The IPF functions as a current conversational space and as an important historical archive, featuring the voices and vision of Indigenous education policymakers, policy implementers, and activists.