Divorce and Real Property on American Indian Reservations: Lessons for First Nations and Canada

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Flies Away, Joseph Thomas, Carrie Garrow, and Miriam Jorgensen. 2005. "Divorce and Real Property on American Indian Reservations: Lessons for First Nations and Canada." Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal/Revue d'etudes sur les femmes 29 (2):81-92.

Four case studies of American Indian nations' treatment of matrimonial real property disputes under formal tribal law, customary law, state law, and some mixtures are presented. Derivative lessons suggest that First Nations, supported by the Government of Canada, ought to develop their own rules and adjudication mechanisms to address these disputes.

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