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Author Austin, Raymond Darrel

Title Navajo courts and Navajo common law : a tradition of tribal self-governance / Raymond D. Austin ; foreword by Robert A. Williams, Jr
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 268 pages)
Series Indigenous Americas
Indigenous Americas.
Contents The Navajo Nation court system -- Foundational Diné law principles -- Hózhó̜ (peace, harmony, and balance) -- Kʹé (kinship unity through positive values) -- Kʹéí (descent, clanship, and kinship)
Summary The Navajo Nation court system is the largest tribal legal system in the world. Justice Raymond D. Austin considers the history and implications of how the Navajo Nation courts apply foundational Navajo doctrines to modern legal issues. In addition to detailed case studies, Justice Austin provides a broad view of tribal law, outlining how other indigenous peoples can draw on traditional precepts to control their own futures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Navajo courts.
Navajo law.
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs
LAW -- Customary.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Comparative.
Navajo courts.
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs.
Navajo law.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780816670345