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On the Shelf: International and Foreign Resources on Indigenous Law

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November is celebrated as National American Indian Heritage Month in the United States.

In addition to our guide to Indigenous Law Resources online for U.S.-centric sources on indigenous law, the Law Library also holds a number of international and foreign law resources on indigenous law in other countries. For instance, earlier this year, the Global Legal Research Directorate published a report on Protection of Indigenous Heritage. The report included individual submissions for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, and the European Union, and analyzed “legislative and policy frameworks affecting the protection of sacred places of indigenous peoples, their graves, remains, related artifacts, and indigenous cultural property generally.”

Analysis of recent developments in foreign indigenous law can also be found by accessing the Global Legal Monitor and subscribing to the topic Native Peoples.

[A Lapp family, Norway][between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900].

We have also published a number of blog posts related to indigenous law on this blog. For example:

Indigenous foreign resources are also part of the law collection for individual countries, such as Australia, Canada, Norway, and Sweden.

Compilation of Library of Congress collection holdings related to Sami indigenous rights. Photo by Elin Hofverberg.



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