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Indigenous Law / Indigenous Legal Traditions

This guide looks at Indigenous legal traditions created by Indigenous legal orders.

Selected Books about Indigenous Law from the library catalogue

KI Classification

Searching for books on Indigenous Law in the library catalogue is best done using the name of a First Nation, a geographic location, along with the terms land, law, legal etc.  For example: Indigenous peoples--Legal status, laws, 

Recently published books (monographs) on the Law of Indigenous Peoples in North America will now be found shelved in the following call number areas: KIA to KIX.  Books on treaties are included in KI.  KI does not include Canadian law relevant to Indigenous People, particularly the Indian Act, or materials published by Continuing Legal Education of British Columbia, RCAP, and historical publications by the Royal BC Museum and the Museum of Civilization. 


KI - Law of Indigenous peoples in the Americas

KIA201- Indigenous Law: Arctic and Sub-arctic Regions - Northern Canada

KIB Indigenous Law : Canada General

KIC - Indigenous Law: Canada Eastern

KID - Indigenous Law Canada Western

KIE - Indigenous Law United States General

KIF United States Northeast Atlantic

KIG United States South

KIH United States North Central

KIJ - United States Pacific Northwest

KIK United States New Southwest

KIL - Indigenous Law Mexico



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