Te Mauri Pimatisiwin Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing - Articles on projects making a significant impact on our understanding of indigenous wellbeing in cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural settings. 


In 2003, under the leadership of Dr Nancy Gibson and her team at the Edmonton ACADRE Centre the inaugural issue of Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health was published. It was a bold step in academic publishing, inviting community people to be a part of the peer review process and focussing on community-based, collaborative, participatory research with Aboriginal people and communities.


In 2006 Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA) took over the publication of the Journal. Working with organisations like the Cooperative Research Center for Aboriginal Health in Australia, Papa Ola Lokahi in Hawaii and Te Rau Matatini in Aotearoa New Zealand, NCSA was one of the first Aboriginal community organisations to publish a peer-reviewed, academic journal that focused on creating accessible, evidence-based articles. The goal has always been to make good Aboriginal health research available to service providers, researchers and policy makers.


In 2013, NCSA advised that Volume11, #3 was the final publication of the Pimatisiwin journal. NCSA decided to discontinue the publication (which had almost wholly funded by NCSA) and focus on other publishing opportunities.


In 2015, NCSA agreed to transfer the Pimatisiwin Journal to Te Rau Matatini.  The refreshed journal is affiliated with the international Healing Our Spirit Worldwide movement which was established to promote the health and healing of indigenous individuals, families, communities and nations. The official relaunch and rename of the Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing: Te Mauri - Pimatisiwin took place at the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide - The Seventh Gathering, 16November 2015 in Kirikiriroa Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand.


The Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing: Te Mauri - Pimatisiwin is a peer-reviewed, open-access, scholarly online journal that shares multi-disciplinary indigenous knowledge and research experience amongst indigenous professionals, academic and community leaders/groups.


Te Mauri - Pimatisiwin will publish original, informative and scholarly articles on the broadly defined topic of indigenous wellbeing.  Serving as a forum for the clarification and exchange of ideas, Te Mauri - Pimatisiwin will feature articles on projects that make a significant impact on our understanding of Indigenous wellbeing.


The refreshed journal is affiliated with the International ‘Healing Our Spirits Worldwide’ movement and was officially launched as the Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing: Te Mauri – Pimatisiwin at the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide - The Seventh Gathering, by Te Rau Matatini in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2015.  Previously published as Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health, publications ceased in 2013. Te Rau Matatini have ensured that the forum continues the exchange of ideas and finding to better support indigenous people.


Te Mauri – Pimatisiwin promotes wellbeing of Indigenous peoples, nationally and internationally with a multi-disciplinary appeal across a range of curative context, serving as a forum for the clarification and exchange of ideas.  


All Access Policy - Our all access policy ensures that the articles published in Te Mauri – Pimatisiwin is available to everyone interested in this area, free of charge. The benefits of this format include the expansion in 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.  


For more information please visit Te Mauri - Pimatisiwin