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The Resource Kayanerenkó:wa : the Great Law of Peace, Kayanesenh Paul Williams

Kayanerenkó:wa : the Great Law of Peace, Kayanesenh Paul Williams

Label
Kayanerenkó:wa : the Great Law of Peace
Title
Kayanerenkó:wa
Title remainder
the Great Law of Peace
Statement of responsibility
Kayanesenh Paul Williams
Title variation
Great Law of Peace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Several centuries ago, the five nations that would become the Haudenosaunee - Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca - were locked in generations-long cycles of bloodshed. When they established Kayanerenkó:wa, the Great Law of Peace, they not only resolved intractable conflicts, but also shaped a system of law and government that would maintain peace for generations to come. This law remains in place today in Haudenosaunee communities: an Indigenous legal system, distinctive, complex, and principled. It is not only a survivor, but a viable alternative to Euro-American systems of law. With its emphasis on lasting relationships, respect for the natural world, building consensus, and on making and maintaining peace, it stands in contrast to legal systems based on property, resource exploitation, and majority rule. Although Kayanerenkó:wa has been studied by anthropologists, linguists, and historians, it has not been the subject of legal scholarship. There are few texts to which judges, lawyers, researchers, or academics may refer for any understanding of specific Indigenous legal systems. Following the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and a growing emphasis on reconciliation, Indigenous legal systems are increasingly relevant to the evolution of law and society. In Kayanerenkó:wa: The Great Law of Peace Kayanesenh Paul Williams, counsel to Indigenous nations for forty years, with a law practice based in the Grand River Territory of the Six Nations, brings the sum of his experience and expertise to this analysis of Kayanerenkó:wa as a living, principled legal system. In doing so, he puts a powerful tool in the hands of Indigenous and settler communities."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
CaOONL
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1949-
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Williams, Kayanesenh Paul
Dewey number
340.52730899755
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
FNMI
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  • Six Nations.
  • Iroquois law
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
Target audience
adult
Label
Kayanerenkó:wa : the Great Law of Peace, Kayanesenh Paul Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
xii, 454 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780887551932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1947806
  • 898662
Label
Kayanerenkó:wa : the Great Law of Peace, Kayanesenh Paul Williams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
xii, 454 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780887551932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1947806
  • 898662

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