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LAW Indigenous Peoples & the Law

This guide is intended to help researchers locate cases, legislation, commentary and databases on Indigenous Peoples and the Law.

Information About the Indigenous Law Guide

This guide is designed to assist your research for your Indigenous Peoples/Aboriginal Law research assignments or to locate law relating to Indigenous Peoples. This guide will provide access to a vast array of print and electronic resources available through the library. This will help you get started by suggesting appropriate legal and interdisciplinary resources.

The tabs found above will open pages that provide links to sources that are mainly Canadian but also include some foreign jurisdictions. Resources may include constitutional issues. Databases may be restricted to University of Calgary users or to Faculty of Law users.

Databases may be restricted to University of Calgary users or to Faculty of Law users. Should you need any further assistance with your research, please call 403-220-7274 or e-mail:


Although interconnected, Indigenous Law and Aboriginal Law have differing perspectives. Indigenous law originates from Indigenous legal tradition and individual Indigenous societies. Aboriginal law in Canada equates to the law concerning Aboriginal peoples from legislatures and courts.

For more information, see also the following:

Bennett Jones Law Library

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Bennett Jones Law Library
2nd Floor, Murray Fraser Hall
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Subjects: Law

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