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Snuneymuxw justice as an alternative to the Canadian justice system

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dc.contributor.author Carey, Michael Allen
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-29T17:31:31Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-29T17:31:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008-10-29T17:31:31Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1230
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the current problematic relationship between the Canadian criminal justice system and the Snuneymuxw (Coast Salish) community. An historical analysis of the Canadian justice system, attempts to indigenize it and alternative indigenous justice processes were examined to determine their cultural relevance for the Snuneymuxw. The research also consisted of a qualitative analysis of twenty-one interviews with Snuneymuxw community members and Canadian criminal justice system officials along with my perspective as a police officer responsible for policing this community. In effect, this has added a deeper analysis of this issue with the goal of making substantive recommendations on how the Snuneymuxw peoples can establish a community-based and culturally relevant justice process, in accordance with their S’nuw’uy’ulh cultural teachings. Furthermore, this analysis will also recommend the relationship and connection of this process with the criminal justice system. This thesis is intended to guide the researcher, the Snuneymuxw community and potentially other indigenous communities with a process of developing and implementing a culturally relevant and appropriate model of justice for their community. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Coast Salish en_US
dc.subject justice en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Social Sciences::Law en_US
dc.title Snuneymuxw justice as an alternative to the Canadian justice system en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Corntassel, Jeff
dc.degree.department Faculty of Human and Social Development en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US


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