WINHEC: An International Journal of Indigenous Education Scholarship: Special Issue: Indigenous Cultural Leadership


We are pleased to announce a peer-reviewed open access scholarly on-line journal focused on Indigenous Education, and call for papers for the upcoming issue. The on-line WINHEC Journal: An International Journal of Indigenous Education Scholarship is a journal of research excellence. WINHEC Journal joint Editors-in-Chief is Dr. Paul Whitinui, with a supporting Editorial Board.

The on-line WINHEC Journal, published by the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, will publish peer-reviewed articles around Indigenous education that are central to the lives of WINHEC nations and members. The on-line WINHEC journal recognises that Indigenous knowledge is dynamic, and welcomes papers that critically analyse and address a host of educational issues that impact or improve Indigenous people’s educational experience, engagement and enthusiasm for learning.

The on-line WINHEC Journal is peer reviewed to international standards by reviewers who are internationally well-established. All papers will be reviewed by at least one indigenous reviewer. 

WINHEC Journal is proud to be associated with the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC), World Indigenous Nations University (WINU) and the World Indigenous Research Alliance (WIRA) many of whom sit on the Editorial Board. We most certainly welcome submissions from all three global Indigenous entities, but equally call for papers from any discipline in the sciences, arts and humanities that relate specifically to the four WINHEC focused themes aforementioned under the on-line submissions section

Indeed, it is our wish to continue growing the journal's visibility, impact and relevancy for years to come. All WINHEC Journal content is still freely available at The on-line WINHEC Journal also reflects developments in the vision and mission of WINHEC and WIRA, the international landscape of indigenous educational research more generally, and builds on the legacy of UNDRIP, UNPFII, and Treaty based arrangements.

The next issue is planned for September 2019, and although the journal accepts submissions all year round, the deadline for consideration for the upcoming issue is scheduled for the 31 May 2019. We encourage early submission as accepted articles will be published in order of submission and space is limited. All submissions must be made through our electronic portal.

For further information about the types of article we consider, guidelines for authors and our online submission portal, visit our website on  

Paul Whitinui
Associate Professor
University of Victoria
School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education
Victoria, BC, Canada