Images of Justice: A Legal History of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut As Traced Through the Yellowknife Courthouse Collection of Inuit Sculpture [NOOK Book]

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In a display case at the entrance to the Yellowknife courthouse are a collection of fourteen Inuit carvings that represent landmark cases in the legal history of the Northwest Territories. These cases, which came to trial between 1955 and 1970, and the carvings that represent them illuminate a pivotal period of social change when the Inuit camp system was eroding and age-old practices and traditions were being called into question. Dorothy Harley Eber tells the stories behind the carvings and provides fascinating...
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Images of Justice: A Legal History of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut As Traced Through the Yellowknife Courthouse Collection of Inuit Sculpture

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In a display case at the entrance to the Yellowknife courthouse are a collection of fourteen Inuit carvings that represent landmark cases in the legal history of the Northwest Territories. These cases, which came to trial between 1955 and 1970, and the carvings that represent them illuminate a pivotal period of social change when the Inuit camp system was eroding and age-old practices and traditions were being called into question. Dorothy Harley Eber tells the stories behind the carvings and provides fascinating insights into the unique situations that developed as the Inuit came in contact with Canada's justice system.

Images of Justice resonates with voices of the North and comes alive through interviews with many of those involved in the cases - defendants, judges, and prosecutors. Eber also provides valuable information on the little-known carvers who created these remarkable works of art. At a time when alternative legal systems for Native peoples are being debated, Images of Justice provides a lively, accessible account of the northern courts, their evolution, and their future in a changing northern society.
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The Yellowknife courthouse displays a collection of 14 Inuit carvings representing landmark cases in the legal history of the Northwest Territories. Cases came to trial between 1955 and 1970, a period when the Inuit camp system was eroding and traditional mores were being called into question. This volume tells the stories behind these carvings and provides insight into the unusual situations and special problems that developed as the Inuit came in contact with Canada's justice system, based on interviews with Inuits and whites, defendants, and judges. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Dorothy Harley Eber is the author of Pitseolak: Pictures Out of My Life, When the Whalers Were Up North: Inuit Memories from the Eastern Arctic and, with Peter Pitseolak, People from Our Side: A Life Story With Photographs and Oral Biography. She lives in

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Map
Prologue 3
The NWT Supreme Court and Its History 9
Regina v. Kaotak, 1956 41
Regina v. Angulalik, 1957 47
Regina v. Kikkik, 1958 57
Regina v. Pitseolak, 1959 77
Regina v. Kogogolak, 1959 83
Regina v. Ayalik, 1960 93
Re Noah's Estate, 1961 101
Re Katie's Adoption, 1961 109
Regina v. Sikyea, 1962 117
Regina v. Mingeriak, 1963 125
Regina v. Amak, Avinga, and Nangmalik, 1963 131
Regina v. Shooyook and Aiyoot, 1966 137
Regina v. Jeffrey, 1967 153
Regina v. Tootalik, 1969-70 159
Current Times
Interpreting the Law: Regina v. Niviaqsi Laisa, 1991 167
In Nunavut: Okalik for the Defence 185
Epilogue: The Yellowknife Courthouse Collection of Inuit Sculpture 191
Notes 203
Sources 213
Index 217
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