Call for Papers: Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Change

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2015 Quarterly Theme, Issue 1

Submissions accepted now through March 19, 2015

"The Dance of Life." Via the Health Culture Society

“The Dance of Life.” Via the Health Culture Society is an online scientific journal sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). We are looking for feature stories, opinion pieces, research articles, news, and more for a special issue devoted to the theme of ‰ÛÏIndigenous Perspectives on Environmental Change.‰Û Articles should focus on the theme with such approaches as:

  • Indigenous ways-of-knowing in context
  • Indigenous ways-of-knowing about environmental change
  • How and why environmental change impacts Indigenous peoples
  • Sustainability related to Indigenous concerns and practices.

We seek contributions from all regions of the globe that address the theme and current issues, techniques, and applications related to action and policy. Articles may range from 800 to 3,000 words. Authors may consider submitting:

  • Original research
  • Feature articles about programs, events, and activities designed to raise awareness or actions related to environmental change
  • News briefs on any topic related to the theme
  • Interviews with leaders in the Indigenous and non-indigenous communities who are working on sustainability matters
  • Photographic essays on environmental change
  • Book, exhibition, and art reviews focusing on the theme
  • First-person narratives that discuss science from an Indigenous worldview
  • Opinion articles that advocate a particular viewpoint.

Queries are welcome. Original articles relevant to the theme will be accepted until March 19, 2015. Submissions should be in English and will be subject to editorial review. Earthzine is freely accessible, however, we do not pay nor charge writers. Send inquiries and articles to Managing Editor Jeff Kart at

Publication: All accepted contributions will undergo review by subject-matter experts, be published online from Jan. 1-March 19,åÊ2015, at, and be freely accessible to the public. Earthzine does not charge authors for publishing.

Sample Topics for this theme include:

  • Profiles of people, organizations, programs, and projects engaged in environmental change
  • How environmental change unfolds in the Yuungnaqpiallerput, a national touring exhibit of Yup’ik Science and Survival
  • Effects of logging and mining on Indigenous peoples
  • Educational and informational programs aimed at increasing awareness of environmental effects on communities
  • Articles that explore examples of Indigenous communities that have successfully integrated sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels.

Earthzine is dedicated to promoting the societal benefits of Earth observation and the use of Earth information in planning and policy. Earthzine supports the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in establishing the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS), and seeks to explore the application of scientific and technological research as well as policy and its implementation for the benefit of society.

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Dr. Cynthia-Lou Coleman, Portland State University


Dr. Paul E. Racette

Managing Editor

Jeff Kart



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