Drawing Out Law: A Spirit's Guide

Drawing Out Law: A Spirit's Guide

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by John Borrows

University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2010
World Rights
272 Pages
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ISBN 9781442610095
Published Apr 2010
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The Anishinabek Nation's legal traditions are deeply embedded in many aspects of customary life. In Drawing Out Law, John Borrows (Kegedonce) skillfully juxtaposes Canadian legal policy and practice with the more broadly defined Anishinabek perception of law as it applies to community life, nature, and individuals.

This innovative work combines fictional and non-fictional elements in a series of connected short stories that symbolize different ways of Anishinabek engagement with the world. Drawing on oral traditions, pictographic scrolls, dreams, common law case analysis, and philosophical reflection, Borrows' narrative explores issues of pressing importance to the future of indigenous law and offers readers new ways to think about the direction of Canadian law.

Shedding light on Canadian law and policy as they relate to Indigenous peoples, Drawing Out Law illustrates past and present moral agency of Indigenous peoples and their approaches to the law and calls for the renewal of ancient Ojibway teaching in contemporary circumstances.

This is a major work by one of Canada's leading legal scholars, and an essential companion to Canada's Indigenous Constitution.

John Borrows is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria and is the winner of both the Canadian Political Science Association’s Donald Smiley Prize (for Recovering Canada) and the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize (for Canada’s Indigenous Constitution).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I: ZEEGWUNIssues: The First Hill
CHAPTER ONE: DAEBAUJIMOOT..........................................................8
CHAPTER TWO: W'AUD-ISSOOKAE.......................................................28
CHAPTER THREE: PAUWAUWAEWIN...................................................46
CHAPTER FOUR: DAEB-AWAEWIN.......................................................72
Part II: NEEBINIndividuals: The Second Hill
CHAPTER FIVE: PAUGUK..........................................................................107
CHAPTER SIX: AUD-WAUDJIMOOWIN.................................................129
CHAPTER SEVEN: ANIMIKEEK & MISHI-BIZHEU.............................141
CHAPTER EIGHT: W'PISHEBAUBEE-AUSHIH......................................158
Part III: TIKWAUKIKInstitutions: The Third Hill
CHAPTER NINE: AUGOONAET-WAENDUMOOWIN...........................172
CHAPTER TEN: ASHAWA-MUNISSOOWIN..........................................201
CHAPER ELEVEN: MAEMAEGAWAHSESSIWUK................................218
CHAPTER TWELVE: ISKUGAEWIN.........................................................232
 
Part IV: BEEBON Ideas: The Fourth Hill
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: MAUZ-AUBINDUMOOWIN.............................259
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: AUNAGWAUM-IZIWIN....................................273
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: WINDIGOS..............................................................296
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: CHEEBY-AKEENG.................................................312




'Drawing Out Law is a thoughtful, moving, surprising, and highly original book—as much a work of literature as a study in Indigenous law. It is honest and insightful, funny and serious, tragic and hopeful, blending personal narrative with acute observations about the dilemmas facing many Indigenous peoples and individuals today. A profound symbolism is woven throughout the work, which gives it deeper layers of meaning that engage the emotions and resonate in the mind. There is nothing else quite like this terrific book.'

Brian Slattery, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

'In this creative and sophisticated work, John Borrows makes an "academic" type of argument in an Indigenous voice. Weaving together Anishinabek and Western European understandings of the meaning of law, Borrows pursues a unique vision, one that should lead to more fruitful and enlightening ways of thinking about and understanding the Aboriginal-Canadian legal and political relationship.'

Dale Turner, Department of Government, Dartmouth College

Drawing Out Law is a book with wide appeal. It is accessible to those with little or no training in either Anishinabek or common law traditions… It will also be of interest to anyone who believes that there is room in law for whole people.’

Heather Hoiness, Saskatchewan Law Review, vol 76: 2013