New treaty, new tradition : reconciling New Zealand and Māori law

Jones, Carwyn, 1976- author
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  • Creator Carwyn Jones
  • Format Books
  • Publication Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2016]
  • Physical Details
    • xix, 211 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0774831685, 9780774831680, 9780774831703, 9780774831710, 9780774831727
  • OCLC ocn933273517


  • "While Indigenous peoples face the challenges of self-determination in a postcolonial world, New Treaty, New Tradition provides a timely look at how the resolution of land claims in New Zealand continues to shape Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures alike. As Canada moves towards reconciliation with its own First Peoples, we can learn much from the Waitangi Treaty example. Legal cultures change in response to social and economic environments. Inevitably, the settlement of historical land claims affects issues of identity, rights, and resource management. Interweaving thoughtful analysis with Māori storytelling on legal themes, Carwyn Jones shows how the New Zealand treaty settlement process limits Indigenous authority. At the same time, the author reveals the enduring vitality of Māori legal traditions, making the case that genuine reconciliation can occur only when we recognize the importance of Indigenous traditions in the settlement process. Drawing on examples from Canada and New Zealand, Jones illustrates how Western legal thought has shaped the claims process, deepening our understanding of treaty work in the former British colonies and providing context for similar work in Canada. As Indigenous self-determination plays out on the world stage, this nuanced reflection brings into focus prospects for the long-term success of reconciliation projects around the globe."--


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-199) and index.
  • Issued also in electronic format.
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