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Aboriginal Law & Indigenous Laws

Sources of Indigenous Laws and Legal Traditions

There are many ways to learn about Indigenous law and there are many sources of law – stories, music, place names, art, dance, land, and human and kinship relations. However the work with Indigenous law is done, we believe it is crucial that the process is rigorous and transparent.There is no “one size fits all” approach within or among Indigenous legal traditions. Instead, there is a wide range of principled legal responses and resolutions to harm and conflict available within each legal tradition.     

--Indigenous Law Research Unit at the University of Victoria, Revitalizing Indigenous Law and Changing the Lawscape of Canada