Indigenous Legal Traditions - Legal Dimensions (Paperback)Law Commission of Canada (author)
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The essays in this book present important perspectives on the role of Indigenous legal traditions in reclaiming and preserving the autonomy of Aboriginal communities and in reconciling the relationship between these communities and Canadian governments. Although Indigenous peoples had their own systems of law based on their social, political, and spiritual traditions, under colonialism their legal systems have often been ignored or overruled by non-Indigenous laws. Today, however, these legal traditions are being reinvigorated and recognized as vital for the preservation of the political autonomy of Aboriginal nations and the development of healthy communities.
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
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