First nations and the law

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Published by Faculty of Law, University of Toronto in [Toronto, Ont.] .

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  • Treaties,
  • Government relations,
  • Indians of North America,
  • Cases,
  • Criminal justice system,
  • Legal status, laws,
  • Land tenure

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StatementJohn Borrows
ContributionsUniversity of Toronto. Faculty of Law
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Pagination2 v. (652) p. ;
Number of Pages652
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