Eagle Down is Our Law: Witsuwit'en Law, Feasts, and Land Claims
Eagle Down Is Our Law is about the struggle of theWitsuwit'en peoples to establish the meaning of aboriginal rights.With the neighbouring Gitksan, the Witsuwit'en launched a majorland claims court case asking for the ownership and jurisdiction of55,000 square kilometers of land in north-central British Columbia thatthey claim to have held since before the arrival of the Europeans. Inconjunction with that court case, the Gitksan and Witsuwit'en askeda number of expert witnesses, among them Antonia Mills, ananthropologist, to prepare reports on their behalf. Her report, whichinstructs the judge in the case on the laws, feasts, and institutionsof the Witsuwit'en, is presented here. Her testimony is based ontwo years of participant observation with the Witsuwit'en peoplesand on her reading of the anthropological, historic, archaeological,and linguistic data about the Witsuwit'en.
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Review: Eagle Down is Our Law: Witsuwit'en Law, Feasts, and Land ClaimsUser Review - Annette - Goodreads
This was assigned for my tribal law class. This is not really a book, but the publication of an anthropologist's written expert testimony in a law suit between a tribe and the Canadian government. Her ... Read full review
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