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Reconciliation and self-determination: Incorporating Indigenous worldviews on the environment into non-Indigenous legal systems

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dc.contributor.author Dennis-McCarthy, Nopera Isaac
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-20T04:47:04Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-12T02:31:21Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-20T04:47:04Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-12T02:31:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2018
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20973
dc.description.abstract Reconciliation and self-determination are two fundamental claims of Indigenous peoples in their relationship with the state. The recent enactment of the Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Act 2017, and the inclusion of the “Rights of Nature” in the Ecuadorian Constitution nearly a decade earlier, provide two key case studies of how incorporation of Indigenous worldviews into non-Indigenous legal systems have the potential to give rise to both reconciliation and self-determination. This paper provides a comparative analysis of the process of incorporation for both Te Awa Tupua and the Rights of Nature, which infer two tentative conclusions. Firstly, the incorporation of an Indigenous perspective into a non-Indigenous legal system has the potential to foster reconciliation between a people and a system who have often been at odds, but this potential will not be realised if the process is not enacted in a conciliatory and mutually respectful manner. Secondly, while effective incorporation may allow for reconciliation, it does not necessarily provide Indigenous peoples with the legal self-determination to fully realise and enforce their worldview. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Indigenous en_NZ
dc.subject Reconciliation en_NZ
dc.subject Rights of Nature en_NZ
dc.subject Self-determination en_NZ
dc.subject Māori mi_NZ
dc.title Reconciliation and self-determination: Incorporating Indigenous worldviews on the environment into non-Indigenous legal systems en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Law School en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Faculty of Law / Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180102 Access to Justice en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180120 Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180201 Nga Tikanga Māori (Māori Customary Law) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180202 Te Māori Whakakaere Rauemi (Māori Resource Law) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180299 Māori Law not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.name LL.B. (Honours) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 489999 Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.school School of Law en_NZ

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