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LSNL Aboriginal/Indigenous Law Collection

In keeping with the Law Society’s strategic goal to promote reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, our Law Library is working with the Law Society’s Indigenous Education and Action Committee to update and expand the library’s holdings of available appropriate and relevant texts in the field of Aboriginal/Indigenous law. We also recently received some key donations related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

Please note that, in keeping with the guidance of the TRC, respect for Indigenous peoples of Canada, and recent developments in library cataloguing, the Law Library uses the preferred terms of Native Peoples and Indigenous Peoples for subject headings in our catalogue. However, the current terminology in law, publishing, and library sciences remains as “Aboriginal law”, so you will continue to see this term used in commercial titles, our policy documents, and the call number guidelines.

We have recently added the following titles to our collection:

Title Call number
The inconvenient Indian: a curious account of native people in North America
– Thomas King
KF 8200 .K56 2013
Seven fallen feathers: racism, death, and hard truths in a northern city
– Tanya Talaga.
KF 8200 .T35 2017
Out of the depths: the experience of Mi’kmaw children at the Indian Residential School
at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, 4th ed.
– Isabelle Knockwood
KF 8200 .K66 2015
2021 annotated Aboriginal law: the Constitution, legislation, treaties and
Supreme Court of Canada case summaries
– Shin Imai, et al.
KF 8202.8 .C36 2021
Diversity and Indigenous peoples in Canada
– Darion Boyington
KF 5399.5 .M5 B69 2020
Modern First Nations legislation annotated, 2021
– Andrew Beynon, et al.
KF 8205 .M63 2021
Revisiting the duty to consult Aboriginal peoples
– Dwight G. Newman
KF 8205 .N49 2014
The honour and dishonour of the crown: making sense of Aboriginal law in Canada
– Jamie D. Dickson
KF 8205 .D53 2015
Ghost dancing with colonialism: decolonization and Indigenous rights at the
Supreme Court of Canada
– Grace Li Xiu Woo
KF 8205 .W66 2011
Residential schools and reconciliation: Canada confronts its history
– J. R. Miller
KF 8200 .M55 2017
A reconciliation without recollection?: An investigation of the foundations of
Aboriginal law in Canada
– Joshua Ben David Nichols
KF 8505 .N53 2020
Freedom and Indigenous constitutionalism
– John Borrows
KF 8205 .B677 2016