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
Contact: editors@alternative.ac.nz

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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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

 

AlterNative publishes a number of reviews on recent indigenous titles in each issue. We are now calling for expressions of interest to review two titles we have available to review: Audra Simpson's Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States (Duke University Press, 2014) and Egla Martínez Salazar's Global Coloniality of Power in Guatemala Racism, Genocide, Citizenship (Lexington Books, 2014). 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The latest issue of AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples Volume 10, issue 3 (2014) is now available online and in print. The topics 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.
 

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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

The first issue of AlterNative for 2014 celebrates the 10th anniversary of the journal. The focus for milestone Volume 10, issue 1 is on education with important and thought-provoking articles from scholars in Australia and Botswana. Other submissions come from those working in Canada, Aotearoa New Zealand and Costa Rica.

The fourth and final issue for 2013 of AlterNative is now available online and in print. Asafa Jalata and Harwood Schaffer explore the potential role of the Gadaa/Siqqee system of Oromo democracy in Ethiopia. Their article is written in context of the development of a democratic multinational liberation movement within the Ethiopian Empire in order to dismantle the Tigrayan-led terrorist government and replace it with a sovereign, multinational democratic state in the Horn of Africa based on the principles of Indigenous democracy.

The third issue for 2013 of AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is now available online and in print. Papers in Volume 9 Issue 3 come from scholars based in New Zealand (2), Australia, Canada (2) and Costa Rica.