Call for Papers

Canadian Journal of Native Education - 2022 Theme Issue


Calling on Knowledge Keepers: The Gifts of The Past, Present, and Future


Newly appointed managing editors, Dr. Johanna Sam (Tsilhqot’in Nation) and Dr. Shannon Leddy (Métis Nation) are pleased to announce the return of the Canadian Journal of Native Education. Our future will be digital (all fully digitized back issues from Vol. 18.1 to Vol. 41.1 (1991 – 2019) can be found here: There will be one final CJNE hard copy edition themed “Calling on Knowledge Keepers: The Gifts of the Past, Present, and Future.


Established in 1981 by the now defunct Society for the Advancement of Native Studies (Sam Corrigan served as the Chief Editor from 1981-2008), this journal has long been a staple for emerging and established scholars in the area of Indigenous education.  Previous issues have included work by leading Canadian scholars Dr. Jo-Ann Archibald, Dr. Dwayne Donald, Dr. Michelle Pidgeon, and Dr. Maggie Kovach. In honour of the journal’s long history and wide-reaching influence, we invite scholars to submit articles that build upon either their own previous publications in the CJNE, or that explore the influence of articles they have previously read in the journal. Authors may consider the following questions in formulating their papers:


  • In what ways has the CJNE inspired your career and/or research directions?
  • How have your views deepened or changed since publishing in the CJNE?
  • Who are some of the most influential scholars you have encountered in the journal?
  • What are some of your dreams for the future of the CJNE and the scholars who read and publish in it?
  • What have you learned from the journal over the years?
  • What are some key areas of focus you would like to see more authors take up?


Papers may be qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods in approach and arts-based research will also be considered. All papers will be blind reviewed. Please email: with questions regarding this theme issue.


Please submit two copies of your paper to:

Your submissions should contain an abstract (200 words limit), five key words, and a cover sheet (one digital copy to include name and contact address info and one digital copy without name and contact info for blind review). CJNE uses APA style. Submissions should be no longer than 7,000 words in length. Articles over the word length will not be reviewed.

Submissions open: July 8th, 2022

Deadline: September 16th, 2022