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The Shadow of Colonialism

In The Jurisgenerative Moment in Indigenous Human Rights, Kristen A. Carpenter and Angela R. Riley examine the growing global consciousness surrounding the international indigenous movement. In their paper, Carpenter and Riley show how indigenous scholars, societies, institutions and cultures are enlarging the concept of human rights–bridging Western and indigenous ideals. As this process in turn generates internal reflection on tribal governance, indigenous peoples are integrating international law with tribal values in the shadow of colonialism.
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