New Additions to our Indigenous Perspectives Collection – July 2017

July 18, 2017

Cover of Entangled Territorialities


Entangled territorialities : negotiating indigenous lands in Australia and Canada / edited by Françoise Dussart and Sylvie Poirier
GN666 .E58 2017
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Experiencing and protecting sacred natural sites of Sámi and other indigenous peoples : the sacred Arctic / Edited by Leena Heinämäki, Thora Martina Herrmann.
DL42 .L36 E97 2017
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Grounded authority : the Algonquins of Barriere Lake against the state / Shiri Pasternak.
KIC4396.4 .P37 2017
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Cover of Homelands and Empires


Homelands and empires : Indigenous spaces, imperial fictions, and competition for territory in northeastern North America, 1690-1763 /
Jeffers Lennox.
E78 .E2 L46 2017
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Indigenous peoples and their right to political participation : international law standards and their application in Latin America /Alexandra Tomaselli.
KG481 .T66 2016
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Indigenous women’s writing and the cultural study of law / Cheryl Suzack.
PS153 .I52 S89 2017 course reserves
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Pathways for remembering and recognizing indigenous thought in education : philosophies of Iethi’nihsténha Ohwentsia’kékha (land) /
Sandra D. Styres.
E96.2 .S87 2017
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Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the politics or intervention

Prairie rising : Indigenous youth, decolonization, and the politics of intervention / Jaskiran Dhillon.
E98 .Y68 D55 2017
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Hein’s American Indian Law Collection

July 11, 2017

The Law Library has a been building its Indigenous Perspectives Collection since 2009. The collection covers a broad range of topics  including the arts, history, culture,  literature, and the law. The collection covers Canada, the United States, Australia and other jurisdictions.

Hein Online has recently introduced its American Indian Law Collection which the library is trialing until August 2nd for the U of T community.  Please check it out and let us know what you think. We can be contacted at

The American Indian Law Collection is an extensive collection of  over 1,800 titles and 1.1 million pages of content related to American Indian law. The collection includes:  treaties, US statutes and regulations, case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence. Many titles are unique to this collection.

Here is Hein’s detailed breakdown of its contents:

Tribal Codes

We have recently added the 1981 and 1988 editions of Indian Tribal Codes: A Microfiche Collection of Indian Tribal Law Codes to the American Indian Law Collection. Edited by Ralph Johnson and Richard Davies, and published by the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, this impressive collection contains nearly 30,000 pages of tribal law. Through HeinOnline’s database integration, users can now browse the code by edition or tribe.

    • Indian Tribal Codes: A Microfiche Collection, 1981 edition. Ralph W. Johnson, editor; Susan Lupton, associate editor. This edition contains sixty-nine tribal codes and an excellent introduction to and analysis of tribal codes.
    • Indian Tribal Codes: A Microfiche Collection, 1988 edition. Ralph W. Johnson, editor; Richard Davies, associate editor. This work contains fifty-six tribal codes and constitutions, but is more extensive than the first edition. Introduction and analysis of tribal codes are provided, as well as indexes of specific subject codifications within individual codes. This edition updates, but does not replace, the 1981 edition.
Legislative Histories

Numerous U.S. Federal Legislative Histories have been compiled on American Indian Law, including:

  • Indian Reorganization Act of 1934: An act signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in which U.S. Federal legislation secured certain rights to Native Americans.
  • Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971: Effected the largest claims settlement in the history of the United States. ANCSA was geared towards resolving long-standing issues surrounding land claims in Alaska, as well as stimulating economic development in Alaska.

More than 20 key serial titles are available in this database relating to American Indian Law, including:

    • Interior Board of Indian Appeals (1970-current): The Interior Board of Indian Appeals is an appeals court review body that has the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to issue final decisions for the Department’s Office of Hearings and Appeals.
    • Decisions of the Interior Board of Land Appeals (1970-current): The Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) is an appellate review body that exercises the delegated authority of the Secretary of the Interior to issue final decisions for the Department of the Interior.
Constitutions, Acts & By-Laws

Contains more than 300 works related to the Constitutions and Laws of American Indian Tribes, including:

  • Constitution and Laws of the Cherokee Nation: Passed at Tahlequah, Cherokee nation, 1839-51. 1 v. Tahlequah, 1852
  • Laws of the Cherokee nation: Passed during the years 1839-1867, 1 v. St. Louis

New Books in the Library – June 2017

July 10, 2017

We have been busy!  Below are just a few of our new books.

Check out the entire June  2017 Acquisitions List to see all the new books in the Library.

DL42 .L36 E97 2017
Title: Experiencing and protecting sacred natural sites of Sámi and other indigenous peoples : the sacred Arctic / Leena Heinämäki, Thora Martina Herrmann, editors.
Publication info: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017
Subject: Sami (European people)–Homes and haunts–Protection.
Subject: Indigenous peoples–Homes and haunts–Protection–Arctic regions.
Subject: Sami (European people)–Religion.
K213 .L3956 2017
Title: Law and the new logics / edited by H. Patrick Glenn, Lionel D. Smith.
Publication info: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Subject: Law–Interpretation and construction.
Subject: Law–Methodology.
K213 .L3956 2017
Title: Law and the new logics / edited by H. Patrick Glenn, Lionel D. Smith.
Publication info: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Subject: Law–Interpretation and construction.
Subject: Law–Methodology.
  KJ147 .W3813 2017
Title: The history of law in Europe : an introduction / Bart Wauters, Marco de Benito.
Publication info: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edgar Elgar Publishing, [2017]
Subject: Law–Europe–History.

New Books in the Library – May 2017

July 5, 2017

Below are just a few of our new books. Check out the entire May  2017 Acquisitions List to see all the new books in the Library.


K564 .C6 K38 2017
Title: Digital justice : technology and the internet of disputes / Ethan Katsh and Orna Rabinovich-Einy ; foreword by Richard Susskind.
Publication info: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Subject: Law–Data processing.
Subject: Information technology–Law and legislation.
Subject: Technology and law.





K3280 .C663 2017
Title: Constitution writing, religion and democracy / edited by Asli Ü. Bâli, University of California, Los Angeles, USA ; Hanna Lerner, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
Publication info: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Subject: Church and state.
Subject: Freedom of religion.
Subject: Constitutional law.





K1420.5 .H527 2017
Title: Artistic license : the philosophical problems of copyright and appropriation / Darren Hudson Hick.
Publication info: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Subject: Copyright–Philosophy.
Subject: Intellectual property–Philosophy.
Subject: Intellectual property infringement.





KF371 .F57 2017
Title: Pillars of justice : lawyers and the liberal tradition / Owen Fiss. 
Publication info: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.
Subject: Judges–United States.
Subject: Lawyers–United States.
Subject: Law teachers–United States








Recent Tables of Contents – June 2017

July 4, 2017

Recent Tables of Contents – May 2017

May 31, 2017

Appeal – Volume 22 (2017)

Banking & Finance Law Review/Revue de droit bancaire et de finance – Volume 32 no. 2 (April 2017)

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal – Volume 20 no. 1 (2017)

Canadian Tax Journal/Revue fiscal canadienne – Volume 65 no. 1 (2017)

Constitutional Law/Droit constitutionnel – Volume 37 no. 1 (March 2017)

The Criminal Law Quarterly – Volume 64 nos. 1 & 2 (March 2017)

Intellectual Property Journal/Revue de propriété intellectuelle – Volume 29 no. 2 (April 2017)

Journal of Law & Equality – Volume 12 (Fall 2016)

Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law/Revue de droit parlementaire et politique – Volume 11 no. 1 (March 2017)

Relations industrielles/Industrial relations – Volume 72 no. 1 (Winter 2017)

Review of Constitutional Studies/Revue d’études constitutionnelles – Volume 22 no. 1 (April 2017)

University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 67 no. 2 (Spring 2017)

New and Noteworthy – May 2017

May 17, 2017

New Online Resources at the Library

Constitutional Law of South Africa (Jutastat)

Constitutional Law of South Africa is “the definitive work on constitutional law in SA. The work deals with both the local case law and overseas jurisdictions and engages at length in legal theory. It offers complete reconstructions of legal doctrine, alternative readings of constitutional provisions, and appropriate criticism of judgments and legislation. This comprehensive commentary on the South African Constitution also contains the Constitution, 1996 and Rules, links to head and flynotes of cases and added relevant legislation.” Password available via

Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law

Published in association with METRO, the Maastricht Institute for Transnational Legal Research of Maastrichht University, the Netherlands, the journal publishes articles, case notes, legal debates, legal developments, commentaries and book reviews in the areas of European and Comparative Law and covers areas of interest in both European Law and in the comparative laws of European states. Available via the Library catalogue.

New Trial

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

It offers a “high level of analytic coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. The encyclopedia articles —modeled on those in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law— address a focused range of topics that seek to provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of constitutional law from a global perspective.” The trial ends on June 15, 2017. Please send us your feedback about it.

New Websites

The House of Commons has redesigned its website. The already robust website now features even more parliamentary information and is easier to navigate, especially on mobile devices.

The United Nations has launched its United Nations Digital Library, which incorporates official UN documents and selected UN maps, as well as speech and voting records. The database features various search options (simple keyword, advanced, Boolean, etc.); makes links between related documents; an interface in multiple languages; and a mobile-friendly user interface.