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The Laws and the Land

The Settler Colonial Invasion of Kahnawà:ke in Nineteenth-Century Canada

UBC Press

The Laws and the Land, an original and impassioned account of the history of the relationship between Canada and Kahnawà:ke, reveals the clash of settler and Indigenous legal traditions and the imposition of settler colonial law on Indigenous peoples and land.

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Truth and Conviction

Donald Marshall Jr. and the Mi’kmaw Quest for Justice

UBC Press

A passionate account of how one man’s fight against racism and injustice transformed the criminal justice system and galvanized the Mi’kmaw Nation’s struggle for self-determination, forever changing the landscape of Indigenous rights in Canada and around the world.

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New Treaty, New Tradition

Reconciling New Zealand and Maori Law

UBC Press

Maori author and legal scholar Carwyn Jones provides a nuanced analysis, enhanced by storytelling, of the New Zealand land claims process to draw attention to the cultural implications of Indigenous self-determination, settlement negotiations, and reconciliation projects around the globe.

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The Honour and Dishonour of the Crown

Making Sense of Aboriginal Law in Canada

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Unique within Canadian legal writing, this book unpacks the complex conceptual differences between the fiduciary duty of the Crown and the honour of the Crown.

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Nationhood Interrupted

Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Co-founder of the international movement Idle No More, Sylvia McAdam shares nêhiyaw (Cree) laws so that future generations may understand and live by them, revitalizing Indigenous nationhood.

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Moving Aboriginal Health Forward

Discarding Canada’s Legal Barriers

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

This comprehensive analysis of Aboriginal health statistics, historical practices, and legal principles in Canadian law provides a practical framework for the reconciliation of Aboriginal health and healing practices within Canadian society.

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Recognition versus Self-Determination

Dilemmas of Emancipatory Politics

UBC Press

This book re-evaluates the role of recognition in analyzing relations between groups in plural societies, the position of indigenous peoples in settler societies, and the principle of the self-determination of peoples.

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Breathing Life into the Stone Fort Treaty

An Anishnabe Understanding of Treaty One

By Aimée Craft; Foreword by John Borrows
UBC Press, Purich Publishing

A comprehensive evaluation of how negotiations for Treaty One were shaped by Aboriginal Anishinabe laws

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Aboriginal Justice and the Charter

Realizing a Culturally Sensitive Interpretation of Legal Rights

UBC Press

This book explores the tension between Aboriginal justice methods and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, while searching for practical ways to implement Aboriginal justice.

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Aboriginal Law, Fourth Edition

Commentary and Analysis

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Now in its 4th edition, this definitive text discusses and clarifies Canadian laws impacting Aboriginal peoples.

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Postcolonial Sovereignty?

The Nisga’a Final Agreement

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

An extensive examination of the significant Nisga’a Final Agreement and the effect on Aboriginal and government relations.

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Oral History on Trial

Recognizing Aboriginal Narratives in the Courts

UBC Press

This compelling analysis of Aboriginal, legal, and anthropological concepts of fact and evidence argues for the inclusion of Aboriginal oral histories in Canadian courts, and pushes for a reconsideration of the Crown's approach to oral history.

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Storied Communities

Narratives of Contact and Arrival in Constituting Political Community

UBC Press

An exploration of the role of storytelling in community and nation building that disrupts the assumption in many works that indigenous and immigrant identities fall into two separate streams of analysis.

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Aboriginal Title and Indigenous Peoples

Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

UBC Press

Offers a perspective on Aboriginal title and land rights that extends beyond national borders and the contemporary context to consider historical developments in common law countries.

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Lament for a First Nation

The Williams Treaties of Southern Ontario

UBC Press

An important analysis of how the 1994 Howard decision on the Williams Treaties was based on erroneous cultural assumptions that favoured public over special rights.

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The Grand Experiment

Law and Legal Culture in British Settler Societies

UBC Press
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First Nations Cultural Heritage and Law

Case Studies, Voices, and Perspectives

UBC Press
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For Future Generations

Reconciling Gitxsan and Canadian Law

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Dawn Mills passionately shows how reconciliation can be achieved between Canada’s First Nations and the various levels of government.

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Moving Toward Justice

Legal Traditions and Aboriginal Justice

Foreword by Tony Penikett; Edited by John Whyte
UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Exploring constitutional and administrative policy changes that underscore the urgent need for Aboriginal justice reform.

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Indigenous Legal Traditions

By Law Commission of Canada
UBC Press

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.

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