Call for Submissions: A Special Indigenous Issue of the journal Prairie History

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The journal Prairie History, produced by the Manitoba Historical Society, publishes scholarly, feature length articles as well as shorter, popular articles, documentary selections, pictorial essays and reviews relating to the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural history of the Canadian West (Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) and the U.S. borderlands. Prairie History is an illustrated journal.

With funding from the Winnipeg Foundation we plan on publishing a special Indigenous issue of the journal. Our goal is to present new and innovative writing on topics related to any aspect of Indigenous histories in the West.

This is a call for submissions of essays to be included in this special edition.

Contributions could focus on pre-contact themes, topics related to land, treaties, residential schools, education, material culture, contemporary political and cultural themes, First Nations and Métis histories and communities and heritage, as well as broad topics such as reconciliation. Contributions regarding recent revelations regarding child burials at residential schools would also be welcome.

All contributions must be original writing.

Our scholarly feature length articles are approximately 7,500 words (not including endnotes) and are peer reviewed. Shorter popular articles are approximately 3,000 words and are not peer reviewed.

Articles by Indigenous authors are encouraged. Through the generosity of the Winnipeg Foundation we have monies available for honouraria for contributors. Individual honouraria could range up to $500.

The deadline for submission of scholarly articles is 1st February, 2022 to allow for peer review. Shorter, popular articles, documentary selections, or pictorial essays, should be submitted by 15th March, 2022. We hope to distribute the special issue digitally to a variety of Indigenous organizations as well as to provincial departments of education.

For further information, or to submit articles, please contact co-editor Cheryl Troupe at the University of Saskatchewan at cheryl.troupe@usask.ca or Chief Editor Robert Coutts at Bobcoutts@shaw.ca.

Feature Image: [Indigenous camp, near Carlton, Saskatchewan]. 1871. Credit: Charles Horetzky / D.M. Beach Old & Rare Books Collection / Library and Archives Canada / C-080069.
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