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Indigenous Justice

New Tools, Approaches, and Spaces

  • Jennifer Hendry
  • Melissa L. Tatum
  • Miriam Jorgensen
  • Deirdre Howard-Wagner


  • Proposes a new approach to (re)solving issues of Indigenous justice

  • Draws on fields such as sociology, public policy, law, socio-legal studies and anthropology

  • Considers the work of (activist) academics, and argues for more cooperation between Indigenous communities and academic disciplines


Part of the Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies book series (PSLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jennifer Hendry, Melissa L. Tatum, Miriam Jorgensen, Deirdre Howard-Wagner
    Pages 1-7
  3. A Look at the Existing System

  4. Incorporating Indigenous Laws, Methods, and Practices

  5. New Tools and Partnerships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Jennifer Hendry, Melissa L. Tatum
      Pages 161-182
    3. Benedict J. Colombi, Brian Thom, Tatiana Degai
      Pages 195-203
    4. Sharon Toi
      Pages 205-216

About this book


​This highly topical collection of essays addresses contemporary issues facing Indigenous communities from a broad range of multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives. Drawing from across the social sciences and humanities, this important volume challenges the established norms, theories, and methodologies within the field, and argues for the potential of a multidimensional approach to solving problems of Indigenous justice.

Stemming from an international conference on ‘Spaces of Indigenous Justice’, Indigenous Justice is richly illustrated with case studies and comprises contributions from scholars working across the fields of law, socio-legal studies, sociology, public policy, politico-legal theory, and Indigenous studies. As such, the editors of this timely and engaging volume draw upon a wide range of experience to argue for a radical shift in how we engage with Indigenous studies.


Indigenous Governance State Relationships Anti-discrimination Law The Settler State Palm Island Pueblo Water Rights Colonising Powers Federal Indian Law Indigenous Child Welfare Human Rights Neoliberalism Aboriginal Title Land Rights India Australia Chotanagpur Tenancy Act Customary Law Indigenous Policy in Australia 21st Century Indigenous Cartographic Practice Modern Mapping Tools

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Hendry
    • 1
  • Melissa L. Tatum
    • 2
  • Miriam Jorgensen
    • 3
  • Deirdre Howard-Wagner
    • 4
  1. 1.School of LawLeeds UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.James E Rogers College of LawUniversity of ArizonaTucson, AZUSA
  3. 3.Native Nations InstituteUniversity of ArizonaTucson, AZUSA
  4. 4.Fellow, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy ResearchThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

About the editors

Jennifer Hendry is an Associate Professor in Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds School of Law, UK.

Melissa L. Tatum is a Research Professor of Law at the University of Arizona, USA.

Miriam Jorgensen is the Research Director of the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona, USA.

Deirdre Howard-Wagner is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University (ANU).

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