Eagle Down Is Our Law

Eagle Down Is Our Law

Eagle Down Is Our Law

Eagle Down Is Our Law is about the struggle of the Witsuwit'en peoples to establish the meaning of aboriginal rights. With the neighbouring Gitksan, the Witsuwit'en launched a major land claims court case asking for the ownership and jurisdiction of 55,000 square kilometers of land in north-central British Columbia that they claim to have held since before the arrival of the Europeans. In conjunction with that court case, the Gitksan and Witsuwit'en asked a number of expert witnesses, among them Antonia Mills, an anthropologist, to prepare reports on their behalf. Her report, which instructs the judge in the case on the laws, feasts, and institutions of the Witsuwit'en, is presented here. Her testimony is based on two years of participant observation with the Witsuwit'en peoples and on her reading of the anthropological, historic, archaeological, and linguistic data about the Witsuwit'en.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Antonia Mills
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2011-11-01
Total Pages : 238 Pages
ISBN : 9780774842747


Eagle Down

Eagle Down

A Wall Street Journal national security reporter takes readers into the lives of U.S. Special Forces on the front lines against the Taliban and Islamic State, where a new and covert war is keeping Afghanistan from collapse. “Powerful, important, and searing." —General David Petraeus, U.S. Army (ret.), former commander, U.S. Central Command, former CIA director In 2015, the White House claimed triumphantly that “the longest war in American history” was over. But for some, it was just the beginning of a new war, fought by Special Operations Forces, with limited resources, little governmental oversight, and contradictory orders. With big picture insight and on-the-ground grit, Jessica Donati shares the stories of the impossible choices these soldiers must make. After the fall of a major city to the Taliban that year, Hutch, a battle-worn Green Beret on his fifth combat tour was ordered on a secret mission to recapture it and inadvertently called in an airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing dozens. Caleb stepped on a bomb during a mission in notorious Sangin. Andy was trapped with his team during a raid with a crashed Black Hawk and no air support. Through successive policy directives under the Obama and Trump administrations, America has come to rely almost entirely on US Special Forces, and without a long-term plan, is failing to stabilize Afghanistan, undermining US interests both at home and abroad. Eagle Down is a riveting account of the heroism, sacrifice, and tragedy experienced by those that continue to fight America’s longest war.

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Genre : History
Author : Jessica Donati
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Release : 2021-01-19
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781541762572


Canada S Indigenous Constitution

Canada S Indigenous Constitution

With characteristic richness and eloquence, John Borrows explores legal traditions, the role of governments and courts, and the prospect of a multi-juridical legal culture, all with a view to understanding and improving legal processes in Canada. He discusses the place of individuals, families, and communities in recovering and extending the role of Indigenous law within both Indigenous communities and Canadian society more broadly."--pub. desc.

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Genre : Law
Author : John Borrows
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 427 Pages
ISBN : 9781442610385


Unsettling The Settler Within

Unsettling The Settler Within

In 2008, Canada established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to mend the deep rifts between Aboriginal peoples and the settler society that created Canada's notorious residential school system. Unsettling the Settler Within argues that non-Aboriginal Canadians must undergo their own process of decolonization in order to truly participate in the transformative possibilities of reconciliation. Settlers must relinquish the persistent myth of themselves as peacemakers and acknowledge the destructive legacy of a society that has stubbornly ignored and devalued Indigenous experience. A compassionate call to action, this powerful book offers a new and hopeful path toward healing the wounds of the past.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Paulette Regan
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2010-12-22
Total Pages : 316 Pages
ISBN : 9780774859646


Law And Anthropology

Law And Anthropology

Law and Anthropology, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the state of law and anthropology scholarship today. Focussing on the inter-connections between the two disciplines it also includes case studies from around the world.

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Genre : Law
Author : Michael Freeman
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009-11-19
Total Pages : 569 Pages
ISBN : 9780199580910


The Future Of Tradition

The Future Of Tradition

"First Published in 2000, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

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Genre : History
Author : Leon Shaskolsky Sheleff
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-09-05
Total Pages : 520 Pages
ISBN : 9781136326080


Law S Indigenous Ethics

Law S Indigenous Ethics

Law's Indigenous Ethics seeks to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous rights and legal traditions by exploring a set of crucial topics through the lens of the seven Anishinaabe grandmother and grandfather teachings: love, truth, bravery, humility, wisdom, honesty, and respect.

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Genre : Law
Author : John Borrows
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2019-04-09
Total Pages : 392 Pages
ISBN : 9781487523558


An Ecology Of World Literature

An Ecology Of World Literature

A vital analysis of world literature through history. What constitutes a nation’s literature? How do literatures of different countries interact with one another? In this groundbreaking study, Alexander Beecroft develops a new way of thinking about world literature. Drawing on a series of examples and case studies, the book ranges from ancient epic to the contemporary fiction of Roberto Bolaño and Amitav Ghosh. Moving across literary ecologies of varying sizes, from small societies to the planet as a whole, the environments in which literary texts are produced and circulated, An Ecology of World Literature places in dialogue scholarly perspectives on ancient and modern, western and non-western texts, navigating literary study into new and uncharted territory.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Alexander Beecroft
Publisher : Verso Books
Release : 2015-03-01
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781781687291


Sensing Law

Sensing Law

A rich collection of interdisciplinary essays, this book explores the question: what is to be found at the intersection of the sensorium and law’s empire? Examining the problem of how legal rationalities try to grasp what can only be sensed through the body, these essays problematize the Cartesian framework that has long separated the mind from the body, reason from feeling and the human from the animal. In doing so, they consider how the sensorium can operate, variously, as a tool of power or as a means of countering the exercise of regulatory force. The senses, it is argued, operate as a vector for the implication of subjects in legal webs, but also as a powerful site of resistance to legal definition and determination. From the sensorium of animals to technologically mediated perception, the ways in which the law senses and the ways in which senses are brought before the law invite a questioning of the categories of liberal humanism. And, as this volume demonstrates, this questioning opens up the both interesting and important possibility of imagining other sensual subjectivities.

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Genre : Law
Author : Sheryl Hamilton
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2016-11-25
Total Pages : 334 Pages
ISBN : 9781317282044


Sovereignty Matters

Sovereignty Matters

Sovereignty Matters investigates the multiple perspectives that exist within indigenous communities regarding the significance of sovereignty as a category of intellectual, political, and cultural work. Much scholarship to date has treated sovereignty in geographical and political matters solely in terms of relationships between indigenous groups and their colonial states or with a bias toward American contexts. This groundbreaking anthology of essays by indigenous peoples from the Americas and the Pacific offers multiple perspectives on the significance of sovereignty.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Joanne Barker
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2005-12-01
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : 9780803251984