Renee Goldtooth

Making First Nation Law: The Listuguj Mi'gmaq Fishery


This is a case study that explores Listuguj Mi'gmaq law, an assertion and manifestation of the nation's right to fish and to govern its people, lands, and waters in its own ways. It discusses the genesis, application, and effects of the law and how a First Nation not only reclaimed their inherent jurisdiction over their resource, but reclaimed governance as an inherent, Indigenous right, tradition and practice. 

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Cornell, Stephen, Miriam Jorgensen, Renee Goldtooth, Rachel Starks, Sheldon Tetreault, Michele Guerin, Beaver Paul, Anisa White. "Making First Nation Law: The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Fishery." National Centre for First Nations Governance and Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, The University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona. August 2010. Case Study.