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Indigenous Law / Indigenous Legal Traditions

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

Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP)

The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) was established on  August 26, 1991 by OIC P.C. 1991/1597, co-chaired by Rene Dussault and Georges Erasmus.   The final report,  in five volumes, was released November 1996.   In addition to the final report volumes, the Commission also released research studies and special studies; roundtable reports, conducted public hearings and roundtables; collected briefs and submissions from the public hearings and roundtables, and produced videos.  Print publications can be found in the library.   A cd-rom containing the research reports and transcripts of public hearings and roundtables was released. The cd-rom can be used at the Music & Media desk in the McPherson Library. In November 2016, on the 20th anniversary of the release of the RCAP final report, Library and Archive Canada produced a database containing all the content on the cdrom.  The Privy Council of Canada has also transferred pdfs of all publications to Publications Canada electronic collection.

Borrows p 195 - "an important document relating to the recognition of Indigenous law is the Final Report "  


UNDRIP - United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Books from the Library catalogue  

Try this Library catalogue  subject keyword search for  "declaration on the rights of Indigenous"

Cases and Statutes - see Aboriginal Law Guide

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