Indigenous People and the Law – Article Critique


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Essay #: 072559
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Indigenous People and the Law – Article Critique
The concept of justice nearly universal in different cultures, however the methods, manners, and development of the body of law that governs societies and cultures take a variety of different forms. The federal system of justice in Canada is rooted in both the English and French traditions, varying upon the Province and its historical roots, additionally there is an integration of indigenous legal systems dating back to first contact with the native tribes of North America. The three articles reviewed examine the historical, introspective, and constitutional perspectives of this integration of the several legal traditions into a uniform system of justice. The decree of British Crown...
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.....actual occurrences as apposed to literary figures makes this compression extremely difficult at best. The illustration of native legal traditions in each of the articles did provide a keen insight into the indigenous legal systems, though wanting for a comprehensive scheme for integration into the Canadian system of justice.
Works Cited
Borrows, John. “Constitutional Law from a First Nation Perspective: Self Government and the Royal Proclamation.” University of British Columbia Law Review. 28.1 (1994):1-47.
“Aboriginal Concepts of Law and Justice – The Historical Realities.” **full reference not available form source**
“Tirigusuusiit, Piqujait and Maligait: Inuit Perspectives on Traditional Law.” **full reference not available form source**