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Nationhood Interrupted : Revitalizing Nehiyaw Legal Systems (Paperback) (Sylvia Mcadam)

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Traditionally and through custom, nêhiyaw (Cree) laws are shared and passed down through the generations in the oral tradition, utilizing stories, songs, ceremonies, lands, waters, animals, land markings and other sacred rites. 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, for the spiritual laws can never be written down. As a result, this book is the first of its kind.

Sylvia McAdam, a cofounder 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. Nationhood is about land, language, and culture. Understanding and gaining an awareness of Indigenous laws will provide insight into the thoughts and worldview of Indigenous people before and during the numbered Treaty making process, and help create a harmonious society for all. Hopefully, then, the pain of the poverty, incarceration, suicide, death after death, without hope for the future, of nêhiyaw will become a distant memory.

Number of Pages: 118
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, History, Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of British Columbia Pr
Author: Sylvia Mcadam
Language: English
Street Date: December 20, 2016
TCIN: 52748627
UPC: 9781895830804
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-0687
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