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Two Families


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As Chief of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation, I endorse the writing of Harold Johnson. His use of the inclusive Kiciwamanawak in the discussion formally introduces him as the speaker for all of us to all of you... -- Chief Lionel Bird

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Introduction Maps 1. My Family 2. Your Family 3. The Adoption of Your Family by My Family 4. Your Family's Justice System 5. Reconciliation of Laws 6. Political Divisions 7. Resources 8. Taxation 9. Assimilation 10. Leadership 11. Sovereignty 12. Your Constitution 13. Youth 14. Next Generation Appendix A: Treaty No. 6 Appendix B: Adhesion by Cree Indians Notes

About the Author

Harold Johnson practices law in La Ronge, northern Saskatchewan, and balances this with operating his family's traditional trap line using a dog team. He has served in the Canadian Navy, and worked in mining and logging before returning to school. He holds a law degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a master's degree in law from Harvard. He is also the author of two novels, Billy Tinker and Backtrack, both set in northern Saskatchewan against a background of traditional Cree mythology.


While initially it may appear to be a strange addition to a law library, this slender text should be required reading for anyone working in aboriginal law or treaty interpretation. -- Patrick Fawcett Canadian Law Library Review

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