The Yellowhead Institute accepts submissions and pitches for different publication formats.

Yellowhead Briefs are policy briefs that are sharp, topical, and critical interventions into the fields of policy, legislation, law, governance and justice concerning First Nations peoples. They are written in the style of op-eds, for a broad audience, and range in length from 800-1,000 words. We publish the briefs on an ongoing basis and welcome distillations of research, community perspectives, or responses to current political issues.
We also publish longer-form Yellowhead Reports. These reports take a deeper dive into key questions of Indigenous governance and offer substantive critiques of settler colonialism in Canada today. They should be approximately 3,000 words in length. If you are interested in contributing in this format, please submit a proposal or one-page outline of the proposed report, rather than submitting full-length pieces.

We encourage submissions from Two-Spirit, trans and youth communities on Indigenous policy.

We work to make sure our Briefs, Special Reports, and everything else we publish is accessible to community audiences. To that end, we work with Indigenous artists and photographers (both licensing existing and commissioning new work). If you have artwork that might work with our publications, please submit samples.

We meet bi-monthly to read and assess all incoming proposals and will contact people once publishing decisions have been made. Yellowhead offers an honorarium for all selected submissions.
Please send all submissions to

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