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New Treaty, New Tradition

Reconciling New Zealand and Maori Law

February 15, 2017 | Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780774831697
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Legal cultures change in response to social and economic environments. Maori author and legal scholar Carwyn Jones provides a timely examination of how the resolution of land claims in New Zealand has affected traditional Maori law, illustrating the challenges faced by Indigenous peoples as they attempt to exercise self-determination in a postcolonial world. Combining thoughtful analysis with Maori storytelling New Treaty, New Tradition reveals the enduring vitality of Maori 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 historical claims process. 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 in Canada and around the globe.

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About this Author

Carwyn Jones is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington and a New Zealand Maori of Ngati Kahungunu descent. His primary research interests relate to the Treaty of Waitangi and Indigenous legal traditions. He has worked at the Waitangi Tribunal, the Maori Land Court, and the Office of Treaty Settlements and is the co-editor of the Maori Law Review. He also maintains Ahi-ka-roa, a blog on legal issues affecting Maori and other Indigenous peoples. He is a member of the Maori Advisory Committee to the New Zealand Law Commission and in 2012 was a United Nations Indigenous Fellow. In 2014, he was awarded the Marsden Fast-Start Grant by the Royal Society of New Zealand for his scholarship on Maori legal traditions.

ISBN: 9780774831697
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 232
Publisher: UBC Press
Published: 2017-02-15



... this is one of the most important books written about Maori law and the Treaty this century.

New Treaty, New Tradition is beautifully written, and its engaging style renders complex Maori legal concepts accessible to Canadian scholars, students, and the general public. Readers will come away not only with an understanding of Maori legal traditions but also with an appreciation of the principles informing Indigenous thinking in many jurisdictions, including British Columbia.

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