Welcome to the third edition of the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium journal, Indigenous voices, indigenous visions. WINHEC was launched in 2002 with a vision of providing “a global forum for Indigenous peoples to pursue common goals through the means of higher education”. The first two journals, 2005 and 2006 set a benchmark for this and now the third volume focuses on voices and visions of indigenous peoples. While eight people have presented papers here, their work spreads like the incoming tide to touch and envelope the voices and visions of many others. Writers were asked to broadly address themes which have affirmed indigenous voices in language, culture or education or to report on practice which affirms indigenous visions in education, culture or language. This has been achieved. What we have not achieved is the range of voices and visions we would like this journal to attract. We are limited to a small representation and while the quality is high we really need a Spring tide high on the beach to draw more of you in to the surf so that we can hear your voices as we ride the waves listening to the voices of our friends from other lands.