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Inhaltsangabe: The Yellow knife courthouse displays a collection of fourteen Inuit carvings representing landmark cases the legal history of the Northwest Territories. The cases, which came to trial before the NWT Supreme Court between 1955 and 1970, and the carvings that represent them illuminate a pivotal period of overwhelming social change when the Inuit camp system was eroding and age-old practices and traditional mores were being called into question. Dorothy Harley Eber tells the stories behind the carvings and provides fascinating insight into the unusual situations and special problems that developed as the Inuit came contact with Canada's justice system. The collection of carvings was started when J.H. Sissons, first resident justice of the NWT Supreme Court, received a carving of himself on the bench from an Inuit defendant. He decided to have Inuit artists document more cases and collected carvings that represented important decisions involving murder, assisted suicide, adoption, custom law marriage, and infractions of game laws. The collection was added to by his successor, William Morrow. Both Sissons and Morrow believed that to serve justice the North the law and the courts must adapt, and they were instrumental in spurring the fight for Native rights and making changes to the law to secure them. Eber provides colourful portraits of the two men based on recollections of those who travelled on circuit with them and observed their battles with Ottawa bureaucrats and the higher courts. Images of Justice resonates with voices of the North and comes alive through interviews with many of those involved in the cases -- Inuit and whites, defendants, judges, and prosecutors. Eber brings herstory up to date with a look at the courts today and presents views of Inuit and non-Inuit with regard to future directions. She also provides valuable information on the remarkable but little-known artists who created the unique works of art the Yellowknife Courthouse Collection of Inuit Sculpture. At a time when alternative legal systems for Native peoples are being debated, Images of Justice provides a lively, accessible account of the northern courts, their evolution, and their future a changing northern society.
Über den Autor: Dorothy Harley Eber is the author of Pitseolak: Pictures Out of My Life, When the Whalers Were Up North: Inuit Memories from the Eastern Arctic and, with Peter Pitseolak, People from Our Side: A Life Story With Photographs and Oral Biography. She lives in Montreal.
Titel: Images of Justice (McGill-Queen's Native and...
Verlag: McGill-Queen's University Press
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Buchbeschreibung Mcgill Queens Univ Pr, 1997. Buchzustand: Very Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94474472
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Buchbeschreibung Mcgill Queens Univ Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2737238514
Buchbeschreibung Mcgill Queens Univ Pr, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000154098
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Buchbeschreibung McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fair. x, 223pp., map, index, biblio., notes, ill. Previous owner's name; author's name underlined. Small damp-stain to top of spine edge; some fading to jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 010863
Buchbeschreibung Mcgill Queens Univ Pr, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. ; Mcgill-Queen's Native and Northern Series; 9.22 X 9.22 X 7.18 inches; 223 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 130216
Buchbeschreibung Mcgill Queens Univ Pr, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-048-15-2604702
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