Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ in the Tłı̨chǫ language, translates to having a campfire. Fire is important to Northerners; a campfire is where people gather, share stories, seek warmth, cook food, and many other activities. Like a campfire, the Journal is a space to exchange information and bring together voices from across the North. To that end, the Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ Journal accepts submissions from across regions, disciplines, languages, and genres.
Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ is pronounced ha-goat-seh-ko. Listen to Rosa Mantla pronounce Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ in this audio clip.
Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ Journal invites scholars, artists, researchers, youth, community members, Elders, and Indigenous knowledge holders to submit original work to the journal. We intend to publish two issues annually and include a diverse range of work including but not limited to: research papers, literature reviews, written or photo essays, audio or visual artwork in any medium, book reviews, conference reports, stories, creative works, interviews, biographies, community knowledge, and letters to the editor.
- Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ Journal publishes work in any NWT official language.
- Submissions will be accepted in any artistic, audio visual, or written format that can be shared in a digital web-based forum.
- Collaborative and co-authored submissions between scholarly and community worlds and Indigenous and Western knowledge systems are encouraged.
- Authors can choose to submit their work to be peer reviewed. Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ Journal has an open and expanded peer review process that includes both scholarly and community reviewers. Updated submission guidelines will include details on submitting work to be reviewed.
- Audio/visual submissions are accepted in any media that can be displayed online. These submissions require an artist statement that explains the work.
- All submissions can be emailed to: email@example.com.
Inaugural issue theme: Education in the North
The inaugural issue of the Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ Journal focuses on Education in the North. The Journal will feature stories, research, art, and knowledge about education in the North and visions for its future. This issue of the journal is currently in publication, and will be available online Fall 2022.
|Name: Lois Edge
Institutional Affiliation: MacEwan University
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Name: Sara Komarnisky
Institutional Affiliation: Aurora Research Institute
Email address: email@example.com
Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ Journal is a space for exchanging stories, research, philosophy, and art, and unify Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, knowledge holders, community members, and artists regardless of regional or disciplinary boundaries.
This new, Northern-based open access journal publishes work in multiple genres on topics important to Northerners, and aims to share, strengthen, and celebrate Northern Indigenous peoples’ relationship to their land, languages, cultures, and ways of life.
To contact the journal, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the logo
In 2020, Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ Journal invited northerners to submit logo designs for the journal. The selected design was created by Aidan Cartwright, a teacher and resident of Yellowknife, in collaboration with his wife Simone Tielesh.
The overlaid sticks are the foundation of the fire, representing collaboration and cooperation between distinct entities with a common purpose. (LAND)
The two flames of the fire are representative of learners, scholars, youth, and Elders. The one with greater knowledge is the larger flame and the learner or student is the smaller flame. Eventually the smaller flame becomes the larger flame through experience, an example of the cycle of learning and knowledge-sharing. (CULTURE)
The rings of light emanating from the fire are representative of what comes from knowledge sharing – stories, research, philosophy, and art. (WAYS OF LIVING)
XÀGOTS’EÈHK’Ǫ̀̀ in the news
Thank you to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for funding for this project.