Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing Nêhiyaw Legal Systems

February 15, 2015|
Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing Nêhiyaw Legal Systems by Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum)
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Traditionally, nêhiyaw (Cree) laws are shared and passed down through oral customs — stories, songs, ceremonies — using lands, waters, animals, land markings and other sacred rites. However, the loss of the languages, customs, and traditions of Indigenous peoples as a direct result of colonization has necessitated this departure from the oral tradition to record the physical laws of the nêhiyaw. McAdam, a co-founder of the international movement Idle No More, shares nêhiyaw laws so that future generations, both nêhiyaw and non-Indigenous people, may understand and live by them to revitalize Indigenous nationhood.
Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) is a citizen of the nêhiyaw Nation, who holds a Juris Doctorate (LL.B) from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor’s of Human Justice (B.H.J) from the University of Regina. She is a recipient of the Carol Geller Human Rights Award, Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers Award, Social Justice Award, 2...
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Title:Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing Nêhiyaw Legal Systems
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:120 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.3 in
Shipping dimensions:120 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.3 in
Published:February 15, 2015
Publisher:Ubc Press
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781895830804

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