Māui and the People of the North

(2013) 44 VUWLR

4 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2014

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Carwyn Jones

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2013


This story was inspired by my participation in a workshop on Indigenous Legal Traditions held in Fort St John, British Columbia, Canada, in 2011. At that workshop, lawyers and legal academics worked collaboratively with elders and other members of the local region's Cree and Dene communities over several days to explore ways of reading and working with indigenous legal 'texts'. Though the workshop was necessarily tentative and exploratory, there were powerful learnings for all involved and I would like to acknowledge the generosity of the peoples of the Treaty Eight territory for sharing their stories with all of us who were privileged to participate.

Keywords: Māui, The Law, Legal Tradition, Indigenous Law.

JEL Classification: K10, K39

Suggested Citation

Jones, Carwyn, Māui and the People of the North (2013). (2013) 44 VUWLR, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2538874

Carwyn Jones (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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