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 seeks to offer an indigenous forum where critical scholarship can describe and analyse  historical and contemporary experiences of colonisation as well as theorise forms of emancipatory transformative renaissance at the local, regional and global levels. Committed towards ensuring the survival and protection of indigenous languages, we also publish articles in native languages.

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.

AlterNative was launched in 2005 by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga: New Zealand’s Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence based at the University of Auckland in Aotearoa New Zealand. The name Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga means ‘horizons of insight’.