From the Iron House: Imprisonment in First Nations Writing is a recent publication from Wilfred Laurier University Press that examines First Nations' writing about imprisonment within the criminal justice system and residential schools. The author turns her attention to the writings of Leonard Peltier, John Tyman, Yvonne Johnson with Rudy Wiebe, Basil Johnston, Tomson Highway, Rita Joe, and Jane Willis. The book is divided into two sections, the prison writings and the residential school experience writings.
Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts is a collection of 19 scholarly papers edited by Catherine Bell is Professor of Law and David Kahane is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alberta. The essays collected here provide a balanced view of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), exploring its opportunities and effectiveness alongside its challenges and limits.
Moving Toward Justice: Legal Traditions and Aboriginal Justice contains twelve essays first presented during a March 2006 justice and law conference held in Regina and sponsored by First Nations University and the Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy. The papers are generally legal approaches to the issue of Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian justice system.
Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery by Shawnee/Lenape legal scholar Steven Newcomb offers readers a unique critique of the foundation of American law regarding American Indian Nations. Employing the findings from cognitive theory as a framework for challenging federal Indian law and its application in the justice system of America, the author provides detailed analysis of the concepts of the chosen people and the Promised Land. He specifically examines the 1823 Supreme Court ruling Johnson v.
In Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English-Settler Colonialism, Peter H Russell offers a comprehensive study of the Mabo case, its background, and its consequences, contextualizing it within the international struggle of Indigenous peoples to overcome their colonized status. Russell weaves together an historical narrative of Mabo's life with an account of the legal and ideological premises of European imperialism and their eventual challenge by the global forces of decolonization.
Indigenous Legal Traditions is part of the Legal Dimensions Series published by the Law Commission of Canada. This volume contains five legal essays that contribute to the ongoing debate over the Indigenous legal traditions of First Nations in Canada. The recognition of these traditions can assist First Nations communities in preserving their political autonomy as healthy Nations. Contributors include Andree Lajoie, Dawnis Kennedy, Ghislain Otis, Ted Palys, Wenona Victor, Paulette Regan, and Perry Shawana.
Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence is a 2008 publication that is part of the Tribal Legal Studies Textbook Series published by AltaMira Press. Edited by Sarah Deer, Bonnie Clairmont, Carrie A. Martell, and Maureen L. White Eagle, this volume provides an accessible introduction to the various social and legal issues involved in violence against Aboriginal women in the United States. Themes include the roles of Aboriginal women, sexual violence, domestic violence, tribal legal system, advocacy, divorce, child custody, and Indian Child Welfare Act.
American Indians and the Law by legal scholar N. Bruce Duthu is part of the Penguin Library of American Indian History series. Duthu provides an accessible introduction into the issues surrounding tribal sovereignty in the United States. From the early Marshall decision to contemporary concerns such as the environment and gambling, this book provides a concise account of American Indian Nations as governments and the legal cases that have encroached on their tribal status and treaty agreements.
Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide by Cherokee Native Studies Professor Andrea Smith critically examines the connection between various forms of violence and their impact on Aboriginal women of North America. Her work covers the negative impacts and violence inherent in the boarding schools and residential schools during the period 1880 to 1980. Additional issues include cultural appropriation, environmental racism, and population control, as well as domestic and family violence.
Deadliest Enemies: Law and Race Relations on and off the Rosebud Reservation examines the nature of law in America as it impinges on the everyday lives of the Lakota Nation people living on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Anthropologist Thomas Biolsi points to the contradictory nature of race, sovereignty, and nationhood ideas among the Lakota People and their neighbours surrounding the reservation. These conflicting ideas and laws provide the setting for everyday interactions that bring together the deadliest enemies of Indian People, the non-Indian neighbours.