Braiding Legal Orders : Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

SKU: 9781928096801

John Borrows, Larry Chartrand, Oonagh Fitzgerald, Risa Schwartz
Grade Levels:
Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
McGill-Queen's University Press & CIGI
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Braiding Legal Orders, Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is edited by John Borrows, Larry Chartrand, Oonagh E. Fitzgerald and Risa Schwartz under copyright of the Centre for International Governance Innovation and with the support of and collaboration with the Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre, University of Saskatchewan. The preface of this work states that the UNDRIP is an opportunity to explore and reconceive the relationship between international law, Indigenous peoples’ own laws and Canada’s constitutional narratives. Yet it is the metaphor of braiding these laws that is seen as relevant to many Indigenous traditions in Canada, which shows the possibilities of reconciliation. With the UNDRIP accepted without qualification in May 2016 in Canada, the path toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples was expressed as a political will to implement this human rights instrument. It is the adoption and implementation of this right that is the focus of this book. Contextualized through a number of reports such as Canada’s Indigenous Rights Framework and Supreme Court of Canada decisions, Braiding Legal Orders builds on how the UNDRIP provides guidance for how dominant political orders should relate to Indigenous peoples based on justice, equality and good faith. Braiding Legal Orders is comprised of four parts: International law perspectives, Indigenous law perspectives, domestic law perspectives and concluding thoughts.

This book contains 4 b&w illustrations, 3 figures, 1 table.

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