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Traditional Governance


This research guide is intended for students and faculty to use and locate resources to further their understanding of Indigenous traditional governance. 

It complements the following existing guides:

Indigenous Treaties

Decolonization & Anti-Racism

First Nations & Indigenous Studies

Metis Studies

This guide focuses on Indigenous traditional governance, rather than Indian Act governance or treaties, although those topics are included as they intersect with traditional governance.

What is traditional governance?

"This video is of an interview with Dr. John Borrows, Anishinaabe, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, University of Victoria. The interview was done as part of a larger project to create three video shorts about Indigenous law."