Catalogue


Canada's Indigenous constitution /
John Borrows.
imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2010]
description
x, 427 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
1442610387, 1442641037, 9781442610385, 9781442641037
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Book
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imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2010]
isbn
1442610387
1442641037
9781442610385
9781442641037
contents note
Retroduction -- Living legal traditions -- Sources and scope of indigenous legal traditions -- Indigenous law examples -- Learning from bijuridicalism -- Recognizing a multi-juridical legal culture -- Challenges and opportunities in recognizing indigenous legal traditions -- The role of governments and courts in entrenching indigenous legal traditions -- Indigenous legal institution development -- Living law on a living earth -- The work ahead -- Reproduction.
local note
This title is part of the Indigenous Perspectives Collection at the Bora Laskin Law Library.
abstract
"Canada's Indigenous [Native peoples, Indian, Inuit, M├ętis] Constitution reflects on the nature and sources of law in Canada, beginning with the conviction that the Canadian legal system has helped to engender the high level of wealth and security enjoyed by people across the country. However, longstanding disputes about the origins, legitimacy, and applicability of certain aspects of the legal system have led John Borrows to argue that Canada's constitution is incomplete without a broader acceptance of Indigenous legal traditions. With characteristic richness and eloquence, John Borrows explores legal traditions, the role of governments and courts, and the prospect of a multi-juridical legal culture, all with a view to understanding and improving legal processes in Canada. He discusses the place of individuals, families, and communities in recovering and extending the role of Indigenous law within both Indigenous communities and Canadian society more broadly."--
catalogue key
7116110
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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