Our writing seeks to explain the legal and historical basis for our clients' Indigenous rights and is intended for Indigenous, non-Indigenous and academic audiences.
"This a great book. I highly recommend it to those who want to gain an understanding about Indigenous Peoples and Canadian law without going to law school. The book goes beyond Canadian law and looks at Indigenous law as well. It is easy to read and understand and has the added chapter summaries of "Why it Matters." I definitely recommend this book.”
– Bev Sellars, author of Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival
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First Peoples Law is the author of Indigenous Peoples and the Law in Canada: Cases and Commentary. Previously authored by legendary law professor Shin Imai for over two decades, the book includes hundreds of annotations of significant court decisions and federal legislation regarding Indigenous rights in Canada.
We hope it continues to be a useful resource for Indigenous Peoples defending and advancing their rights across the country.
The 2023 edition of Indigenous Peoples and the Law in Canada is available here from Thomson Reuters.