New AlterNative Co-Editor

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is pleased to announce Dr Carwyn Jones (Victoria University of Wellington) as the new Co-Editor for AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples.

We are grateful for the vision, leadership and hard work of our retired co-editor, Professor Michael Walker and are pleased to have Carwyn as his successor, whom we recognise has the same attributes to further nurture and guide AlterNative forward. Carwyn joins existing co-editor Professor Tracey McIntosh for a four year term.

Carwyn (Ngāti Kahungunu) is a NPM Principal Investigator and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington. He holds a BA and an LLB from Victoria University of Wellington, an MA from York University, Toronto, and a PhD from the University of Victoria, British Columbia. His primary research interests relate to the Treaty of Waitangi and Indigenous legal traditions and he has published numerous articles on these topics. He is the author of New Treaty, New Tradition – Reconciling New Zealand and Māori Law (UBC Press, 2016), co-editor of Indigenous Peoples and the State: International Perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi (Routledge, 2018), a Co-Editor of the Māori Law Review, and a member of the editorial board of MAI Journal.

He was a United Nations Indigenous Fellow in 2012 and is a member of the Independent Monitoring Mechanism for the Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand. Carwyn also served as a negotiator for his own community, Ngā Iwi me ngā Hapū o Te Rohe o Te Wairoa, in the recent settlement of their historical claims against the New Zealand state.

AlterNative continues its legacy as Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s flagship contribution to international Indigenous scholarship with over 14 years publication, to carve out and present Indigenous worldviews and scholarly research from native Indigenous perspectives from around the world.  AlterNative publishes four print and online issues annually.