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.

News & Events

Monday, December 1, 2014

Last week AlterNative celebrated its 10th anniversary at the International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014. The editors Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh and Professor Michael Walker launched the latest issues Volume 10, issues 4 and 5.  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.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

This year marks the 10th publication anniversary of AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples. AlterNative was established with the aim of being an innovative forum for indigenous scholars worldwide.

Monday, October 6, 2014

AlterNative is now calling for papers to be considered for one of our general issues of Volume 11 (2015). We welcome submissions all year round, however, for consideration for the second issue of 2015, articles should reach us no later than the 31st of December 2014. We recommend early submission.

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). 

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Journal Issues

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

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.

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