Matsui Laboratory on Society, Agriculture and the Environment & Matsui Research Projects

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Recent Publications

Kenichi Matsui, Kate Berry, Teresa Cavazos Cohn, and Sue Jackson, “Indigenous water histories I: Recovering oral histories, interpreting Indigenous perspectives, and revealing hybrid waterscapes.”
Water History 8 (2016): 357-363. DOI 10.1007/s12685-016-0184-8 click here.

Kenichi Matsui, “Introduction to the Future of Traditional Knowledge Research.” International Indigenous Policy Journal 6 (2) (May 2015).

Kenichi Matsui, “Problems of Defining and Validating Traditional Knowledge: A Historical Approach.” International Indigenous Policy Journal 6 (2) (May 2015).

Kenichi Matsui, Culture and Sovereignty of Indigenous Peoples in North America
(University of Tsukuba Press, 2013). 314 pages. For table of contents, click here.

Kenichi Matsui, "Water Ethics for First Nations and Biodiversity in Western Canada."
International Indigenous Policy Journal 3: 3 (2012). Retrieved from:

Kenichi Matsui, "Water-Rights Settlements and Reclamation in Central Arizona as a Cross-cultural Experience: A Reexamination of Native Water Policy," American Indian Culture and Research Journal 35:3 (2011): 91-118. click here.


Kenichi Matsui, Native Peoples and Water Rights: Irrigation, Dams, and the Law in Western Canada (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009). For more information, click here.

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Kenichi Matsui, “Waterpower Developments and Native Water Rights Struggles in the North American West in the Early Twentieth Century: A View from Three Stoney Nakoda Cases,” in Louis A. Knafla and Haijo Westra, eds., Aboriginal Title and Indigenous Peoples: Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010).For more information, click here.

Research Projects and Activities