CURRENTS: Exploring Traditional Aboriginal Justice Concepts in Contemporary Canadian Society

This 193 page middle or high school resource examines questions such as how societies make laws, resolve conflicts, and deal with those who do not live up to society’s standards for behaviour.
Obtainable through the Public Legal Association of Saskatchewan, the resource is available in hardcopy and on a teacher’s resource CD-ROM. It is available to view, download and print online as well.

This resource includes sections on the following law-related topics:  The Law: Past and Present, Conflict Resolution, Human Rights and Criminal Law.

The law-making process, conflict resolution, justice and rights areall considered from both an Aboriginal and an Anglo-Canadianperspective. This allows those using this resource to considerboth the similarities and the differences between traditionalAboriginal approaches and the approaches taken by Anglo-Canadian society. It will also help students see how the existence and practices of Aboriginal people have influenced Canadian law and to better understand the relationship between Aboriginal people and others in Canadian society.

Each section includes teaching rationales, learning outcomes,background information, and activities. The resource is particularly relevant for social studies outcomes of time, continuity and change, culture and community, and power and decision making.

Dated Added:
January 1, 2006
Published By:
Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA)
English Only
Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9
Aboriginal Studies, Legal Studies, Social Studies
Human Rights, Legal History, Mediation and Dispute Resolution

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