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Indigenous Law / Indigenous Legal Traditions

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

UBCIC (Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs)

 Below are a list of selected online research collections at UBCIC.  Visit their website to view all of their resources:


Yellowhead Institute

Yellowhead Institute is an Indigenous research centre based in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University, and focuses on policies related to land and governance.

Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge (University of Alberta)

"The Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge's purpose is to be a sustainable, community-engaged, and interdisciplinary unit, as a partnership between the University of Alberta Faculties of Law and Native Studies, to:

  • Support Indigenous communities' goals to identify, articulate, and implement their own laws and governance.
  • Develop, gather, amplify, and transfer wise practices, promising methods and research tools.
  • Produce useful and accessible practical governance resources and public legal education." (para 1)

Qikiqtani Truth Commission

The Qikiqtani Truth Commission was created by the Quikiqtani Inuit Association as an independent inquiry into the killing of Inuit sled dogs and forced relocation of Inuit communities between 1950-1975.

Their detailed website includes video interviews, reports on community history, extensive thematic reports and special studies and their final report.

Our library holdings:

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