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Nationhood Interrupted : Revitalizing Nehiyaw Legal Systems
by Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum)




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Traditionally and through custom, n hiyaw (Cree) laws are shared and passed down through the generations in the oral tradition, utilizing stories, songs, ceremonies, lands, waters, animals, land markings and other sacred rites. The loss of the languages, customs, and traditions of Indigenous peoples as a direct result of colonization has necessitated this departure from the oral tradition to record the physical laws of the n hiyaw, for the spiritual laws can never be written down. As a result, this book is the first of its kind.

Sylvia McAdam, a cofounder of the international movement Idle No More, shares n hiyaw laws so that future generations, both n hiyaw and non-Indigenous people, may understand and live by them to revitalize Indigenous nationhood. Nationhood is about land, language, and culture. Understanding and gaining an awareness of Indigenous laws will provide insight into the thoughts and worldview of Indigenous people before and during the numbered Treaty making process, and help create a harmonious society for all. Hopefully, then, the pain of the poverty, incarceration, suicide, death after death, without hope for the future, of n hiyaw will become a distant memory.

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Overview

Traditionally and through custom, n hiyaw (Cree) laws are shared and passed down through the generations in the oral tradition, utilizing stories, songs, ceremonies, lands, waters, animals, land markings and other sacred rites. The loss of the languages, customs, and traditions of Indigenous peoples as a direct result of colonization has necessitated this departure from the oral tradition to record the physical laws of the n hiyaw, for the spiritual laws can never be written down. As a result, this book is the first of its kind.

Sylvia McAdam, a cofounder of the international movement Idle No More, shares n hiyaw laws so that future generations, both n hiyaw and non-Indigenous people, may understand and live by them to revitalize Indigenous nationhood. Nationhood is about land, language, and culture. Understanding and gaining an awareness of Indigenous laws will provide insight into the thoughts and worldview of Indigenous people before and during the numbered Treaty making process, and help create a harmonious society for all. Hopefully, then, the pain of the poverty, incarceration, suicide, death after death, without hope for the future, of n hiyaw will become a distant memory.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781895830804
  • ISBN-10: 189583080X
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 120
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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