Recognising and Understanding Indigenous Law and Legal Systems
This project will generate knowledge that will enable settler and Indigenous officials, decision-makers, scholars and members of the public to better understand and recognise key distinctive features of Indigenous laws and legal systems. This will assist them to:
(a) Make settler laws more responsive to Indigenous values and aspirations;
(b) Design durable Indigenous representative institutions;
(c) Facilitate Indigenous efforts to be self-sufficient and self-governing; and,
(d) Successfully negotiate just and durable treaties and other agreements, where appropriate.