Indigenous Legal Orders & Traditions

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Aboriginal Art in the 60s

Alternate Title
Aboriginal Art in the Sixties
Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties
Web Sites » Organizations
Description
Presents archival material, essays and images centred around themes of totems, residential schools, mentors, community, migration and modernism.
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The Aboriginal Healing Lodge: A First Step

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Lee Anne Schienbein
Saskatchewan Law Review, vol. 56, no. 2, 1992, pp. 427-440
Description
Looks at the failure of the Federal Prison for Women to accommodate Indigenous inmates and suggests the healing lodges as an alternative.
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Aboriginal Justice

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Debra Parkes
Description
Reports that years after Supreme Court decision regarding sentencing in Gladue, Aboriginal over-representation has increased, not decreased due to systemic discrimination in policing and prosecution, and a lack of resources for providing community healing based justice. Duration: 6:25.
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Aboriginal Justice: A Haudenosaunee Approach

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Michael Cousins
Justice as Healing, vol. 9, no. 1, Spring, 2004, p. [?]
Description
Discusses the methods used by the Six Nations of Grand River, Ontario to ensure a relatively crime free social order. Note: This is a sample article from the publication. Subscriptions are available from the Native Law Centre.
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Aboriginal Justice and the Charter

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Natalie Oman
Canadian Journal of Political Science, vol. 47, no. 2, June 2014, pp. 403-405
Description
Book review of: Aboriginal Justice and the Charter by David Milward.
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The Aboriginal Justice Strategy

Alternate Title
Programs in Profile: The Aboriginal Justice Strategy
Articles » General
Author/Creator
Chris Fleming
JustResearch, no. 15, 2008, pp. 37-42
Description
Looks at the strategy started to help communities develop programs to support offenders stay out of the justice system. On one pdf. Scroll down to page 37 to read article.
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Aboriginal Legal Services of Winnipeg

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Pamela A. Jensen
Justice as Healing, vol. 3, no. 1, Spring, 1998, p. [?]
Description
Project offering alternative approaches and services for youth in the present justice system. Note: This is a sample article from the publication. Subscriptions are available from the Native Law Centre.
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Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Criminal Law: Rethinking Justice

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
P.A. Monture-Okanee
M.E. Turpel
Patrick Macklem
Noel Lyon
A. Wayne MacKay
Bruce H. Wildsmith
Donna Greschner
University of British Columbia Law Review, Special Edition: Aboriginal Justice, 1992, pp. [239]-279
Description
Various contributors give the "Aboriginal perspective" on the current applications of the Criminal Code, workings of the justice system in general, and required improvements.
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Addressing Mi’kmaq Family Violence

Alternate Title
Family Violence and Aboriginal Communities: Building Our Knowledge and Direction through Community Based Research and Community Forums
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
L. Jane McMillan
Description
Study conducted over five years consulted with over 150 Mi'kmaq through interviews, focus groups, and community forums in order to develop strategies to address violence.
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Adoption Among the Inuit

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Joan B. Silk
Ethos, vol. 15, no. 3, September 1987, pp. 320-330
Description
Focuses on the context of adoption in the Arctic and compares it to patterns in Oceania and West Africa.
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Adoption, Incorporation, and a Sense of Citizenship and Belonging in Indigenous Nations and Culture: A Haudenosaunee Perspective

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kevin J White
AlterNative, vol. 14, no. 4, Special Issue: Adoption and Indigenous Citizenship Orders, December 2018, pp. 333-342
Description
Discusses the myriad of legal and customary protocols that contemporary Aboriginal citizens must negotiate in the regards to adoptive cultural practices. Describe the Creation and Great Law narratives which help members of the Iroquois Confederacy makes sense of these conventions.
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Aki, Anishinaabek, kaye tahsh Crown

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Aaron Mills (Wapshkaa Ma'iingan)
Indigenous Law Journal, vol. 9, no. 1, 2010, pp. 107-166
Description
Looks at Anishinaabek beliefs pertaining to the land, natural resource development, and ensuing conflicts with Canadian law.
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American Indians and Crime

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Lawrence A. Greenfeld
Steven K. Smith
Description
A comprehensive statistical analysis of the effect and repercussions of violent crime among Native Americans as both victims and offenders.
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Anthropological Experts and the Legal System: Brazil and Canada

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Bruce Granville Miller
Gustavo Menezes
The American Indian Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4, Fall, 2015, pp. 391-430
Description
Examines how anthropologists provide expert testimony in Brazil's civil law tradition and Canada's common-law practice.
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Applying Indigenous Peoples' Customary Law in Order to Protect Their Land Rights in Africa

Articles » General
Author/Creator
George Mukundi Wachira
Indigenous Affairs, no. 1-2, Development and Customary Law, 2010, pp. 6-15
Description
Argues customary and traditional laws of communal stewardship over land as opposed to individual land tenure systems should be recognized and protected for future land development. To access this article, scroll down to page 6.
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Assessing Race Relations: Between Navajos and Non-Navajos 2008-2009

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Duane H. Yazzie
Clarence Chee
Rene M. Yazzie
Steven Darden
Irving Gleason
Description
Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission assessment of border town relations and summary of public hearing testimonies held in Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Concludes with recommendations .
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Autonomy and Legal Systems of Greenland and Nunavut

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Natalia Loukacheva
no. 1
Description
Looks at traditional systems of social control to see if they can be tailored to fit existing legal systems as part of an independent legal/judicial system for the Inuit of Chukotka.
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Between Law and Action: Assessing the State of Knowledge on Indigenous Law, UNDRIP, and Free, Prior and Informed Consent with Reference to Fresh Water Resources

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Hannah Askew
Corey Snelgrove
Kelsey R. Wrightson
Don Courturier
Alisa Koebel … [et al.]
Description
Brief discussion of context and implications of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples followed by results of literature review based on research findings and academic literature, primary sources, grey literature, and Indigenous legal orders and case studies of their applications.
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Bill C - 31. - [ca. 1985?].

Documents & Presentations
Description
This file contains Barron's typed notes: Background Notes Bill C-31: An Act to Amend the Indian Act. An excellent overview of the act and the people in the First Nations community who were affected by it. It also has statistics, dates and the specific laws changed by the Bill.
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