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Dismantling the Master’s House: Indigenous Strategies and the Limits of Law


Professor of Law, Rebecca Tsosie.    Source: Arizona State University

Professor of Law, Rebecca Tsosie. Source: Arizona State University

Around the world, indigenous communities are fighting for  and winning  long-awaited legal and political recognition from international governmental bodies, including the United Nations. At times this recognition leads to special laws and status for First Nations people, but some say this new status comes at a cost: the loss of true self-determination for their communities.

On this edition, we hear from lawyers and scholars representing these indigenous communities who spoke at “Transformative Justice in Communities of Color” – an event held at the University of California at Berkeley, in September 2008.


Rebecca Tsosie, Arizona State University professor and executive director (Indian Legal Program); Moana Jackson, New Zealand Maori; Nga Kaiwhakamarama I, Nga Ture (the Maori Legal Service) director and lawyer.

Executive Producer: Tena Rubio
Associate Producer/Guest Host: Puck Lo
Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Associate Director: Khanh Pham
Intern: Keisha Thomas

For more information:

Indigenous Action Media

Lynda Powless

Red Wire Native Youth Magazine

Turtle Island News

Author: Sabine Blaizin

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