About the Journal

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal. We aim to present Indigenous worldviews and scholarly research from native Indigenous perspectives from around the world. AlterNative is published quarterly in print and online. AlterNative publishes papers that substantively address and critically engage with Indigenous issues from a scholarly indigenous viewpoint. All papers must address and engage with current international and national literature and academic and/or Indigenous theory and make a significant contribution to the field of indigenous studies. Read more.

Publication: First Online & Print (subscribed)
Print ISSN: 1177-1801
Online ISSN: 1174-1740
Frequency: Four issues per annum
Editors: Dr Tracey McIntosh & Dr Carwyn Jones
Editorial Office: Te Kororia Netana-Rakete
Email: editors@alternative.ac.nz

Latest Volume: Volume 16 Issues 1-4 2020

AlterNative Journal Volume 16 Issue 1 - March 2020 General issue
AlterNative Journal Volume 16 Issue 2 - June 2020 General issue
AlterNative Journal Volume 16 Issue 3 - September 2020 General issue
AlterNative Journal Volume 16 Issue 4 - December 2020 General issue – CURRENT!

Articles


“The work of a leader is to carry the bones of the people”: exploring female-led articulation of Indigenous knowledge in an urban setting

Sylvia Maracle, Aleksandra Bergier , Kim Anderson, Ryan Neepin
First Published September 21, 2020; pp. 281–289


Identifying needs and uses of digital Indigenous food knowledge and practices for an Indigenous Food Wisdom Repository

Michelle D Johnson-Jennings, Derek R Jennings, Koushik Paul, Meg M Little
First Published September 9, 2020; pp. 290–299

Māori experiences of bariatric surgery in South Auckland, New Zealand

Jamie-Lee Rahiri (Ngāti Porou, Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Whātua ki Kaipara) , Ashlea Gillon (Ngāti Awa), Jason Tuhoe (Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngā Puhi), Andrew D MacCormick, Andrew Hill, Matire Harwood (Ngā Puhi)
First Published September 24, 2020; pp. 300–308

Referenced reflections to my wurrumay (son): awareness of the impact of colonisation

Reakeeta Louise Smallwood
First Published October 28, 2020; pp. 309–314

Socio-economic challenges faced by traditional healers in Limpopo province of South Africa: conversations from below

Mogomme Alpheus Masoga, Allucia Lulu Shokane
First Published September 21, 2020; pp. 315–322


“It’s not like I’m more Indigenous there and I’m less Indigenous here.”: urban Métis women’s identity and access to health and social services in Toronto, Canada

Renée Monchalin , Janet Smylie, Cheryllee Bourgeois
First Published October 30, 2020; pp. 323–331

Engaging Indigenous peoples in research on commercial tobacco control: a scoping review

Kelley Lee , Julia Smith, Sheryl Thompson
First Published November 13, 2020; pp. 332–355

Teachers’ and custodians’ views and dilemmas arising thereof regarding the integration of indigenous knowledge in the primary school

Nadaraj Govender , Godfrey Mutendera
First Published November 4, 2020; pp. 356–368

Wānanga as a research methodology

Nēpia Mahuika , Rangimārie Mahuika
First Published November 4, 2020; pp. 369–377

Decolonizing youth development: re-imagining youthwork for indigenous youth futures

Katie Johnston-Goodstar
First Published November 6, 2020; pp. 378–386


Māori and Tauiwi nurses’ perspectives of anti-racism praxis: findings from a qualitative pilot study

Jacquie Kidd , Heather Came , Sarah Herbert , Tim McCreanor
First Published December 8, 2020; pp. 387–394
Situation Reports

An Indigenous self-determination social movement response to COVID-19

Sacha McMeeking , Helen Leahy, Catherine Savage
First Published October 24, 2020; pp. 395–398

COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples in Chile: vulnerability to contagion and mortality

Pablo Millalen, Hector Nahuelpan , Alvaro Hofflinger, Edgars Martinez
First Published October 24, 2020; pp. 399–402

Everyday Indigenous resurgence during COVID-19: a social media situation report

Jeff Corntassel , Robynne Edgar, Renée Monchalin , Carey Newman
First Published October 30, 2020; pp. 403–405


Indigenous ancestral lands and Elders epistemologies in a time of pandemic

Erica Neeganagwedgin
First Published December 8, 2020; pp. 406–408

Indigenous language learning impacts, challenges and opportunities in COVID-19 times

Onowa McIvor , Kari AB Chew, Kahtehrón:ni Iris Stacey
First Published December 8, 2020; pp. 409–412


i-kiyohkātoyāhk (we visit): adapting nēhiyawēwin/nīhithawīwin (Cree) language learning to the COVID-19 reality

Onowa McIvor , Andrea Sterzuk , William Cook
First Published December 8, 2020; pp. 413–416

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