Scholars of diverse economies have used community engaged methods to uncover and ‘map’ diverse economic practices in place, beginning with an open stance towards what is present and not assuming that everything will be subsumed into capitalism. Similarly, Indigenous methodologies challenge Western assumptions around grand narratives and deficit perspectives. This chapter encourages a conversation between diverse economies research methodologies and indigenous ontologies. The chapter discusses the Kaupapa M_ori methodology, an approach to research by, with and for Māori, the Indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand. Through a discussion of two case studies in Aotearoa New Zealand, this chapter identifies instructive points of connection and dissonance between Kaupapa Māori and diverse economies methodologies and approaches.