Publication: Print and online access by subscription
Print ISSN: 1177-1801
Online ISSN: 1174-1740
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Editors: Tracey McIntosh and Michael Walker

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.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

In light of the recent Close the Gap day (March 19th) which marks Australia's largest-ever public campaign to end indigenous health inequality,  we are showcasing three articles from our past and current issues. These three articles from Australia address the topic of closing the gap to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Volume 11, Issue 1 is now available online and in print. It has a special focus on indigenous peoples’ issues in Aotearoa New Zealand, with articles reflecting on Māori ways of being and also exploring social media influences on indigenous development. It also features an article on the experiences of indigenous health workers studying within a regional Australian University. To read the summary and access the individual articles please click here.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Due to the popularity of our feature article series in 2014, we will continue to showcase popular articles from past and current issues. Our February feature article is from our recent issue Volume 10, Issue 5, a special issue entitled: Indigenous knowledges impacting the environment, guest edited by Dr. Suzi Hutchings.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

AlterNative publishes a number of reviews on recent indigenous titles in each issue.

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Journal Issues

The latest issue of AlterNative Volume 11 (1) is now available online and in print. It has a special focus on indigenous peoples’ issues in Aotearoa New Zealand. Two of the five articles reflect on Māori ways of being. The lead article by Carl Mika entitled: “Thereness”: Implications of Heidegger’s “presence” for Māori discusses the philosophical consequences of colonization through the lens of Martin Heidegger’s “metaphysics of presence”.

This issue of AlterNative, Volume 10, Issue 5, is a special issue entitled “Indigenous knowledges impacting the environment” guest edited by Dr. Suzi Hutchings. It includes five articles from Australia and one discussing the topic in the Canadian context. A common thread of the articles in this issue is the interplay between Western science and law and indigenous reasoning and philosophy.

This issue of AlterNative, Volume 10, Issue 4, is a milestone issue which marks the 10th anniversary of the journal. It includes a foreword in which joint editors Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh and Professor Mike Walker reflect on the journal’s achievements in advancing indigenous scholarship and fostering an international community of indigenous researchers.This issue has a special focus on indigenous peoples’ issues in Canada with four of the seven contributions written by Canadian authors.

Topics in this issue of AlterNative, Volume 10, issue 3 (2014) are diverse and cover Latin American history, indigenous education, identity, social movements, historical and intergenerational trauma, game design, research ethics in health and ageing research and environmental impact assessment. 

The topics covered in this issue are Native American oratorical tradition, Pacific theatre, indigenous health, research ethics, education and social work. Three of the seven contributions in this issue foreground questions regarding the right way of conducting indigenous research and the importance of indigenous peoples having self-determination over the knowledge-construction process.  In his article ”Resisting condescending research ethics in Aotearoa New Zealand” Juan Tauri critiques the process employed by New Zealand Research Ethics Boards (REBs) to assess indigenous-focused or indigen

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