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dc.contributor.authorLopez, Antoinette Sedillo
dc.date.accessioned2007-12-02T21:11:13Z
dc.date.available2007-12-02T21:11:13Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citation17 Ariz. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 283en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/3521
dc.description25 p. ; Previously published in the Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law.en
dc.description.abstractTribal regulation of marriage is an example of tribal government and tribal court using the legal system to reclaim traditional values and to resist (at least in part) the dominant values imposed on the Navajo Nation. Identity as Diné (the Navajo’s term to refer to themselves) is based on clan affiliations, which are determined by blood and marriage. Marriage has been an important and sacred institution in Navajo tradition. The Navajo Supreme Court and the Tribal Council have attempted to find a substantive law of marriage that respects traditional Navajo culture while meeting contemporary needs of Navajo people. The Navajo Nation’s legal regulation of marriage has changed over time in a struggle to balance respect for sacred tradition and the needs of contemporary Navajo people. Ultimately, the Navajo Supreme Court and Tribal Council developed marital tribal law in a way that resists, at least in part, dominant Anglo-American cultural values concerning marriage, and meets the needs of the Navajo people.en_US
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dc.publisherCollege of Law of the University of Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectTribal Lawen_US
dc.subjectNavajo Lawen_US
dc.subjectMarriageen_US
dc.subjectTribal Marriageen_US
dc.subjectNavajo Marriageen_US
dc.subjectCommon Law Marriageen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous Law Developmenten_US
dc.subjectTraditional Marriageen_US
dc.titleEvolving Indigenous Law: Navajo Marriage--Cultural Traditions and Modern Challengesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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