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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 83. What is the relationship between Indigenous religion and sovereignty?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43199


While the concept of sovereignty is foundational to imperialist legal doctrines, Indigenous peoples often claim to hold inherent sovereignty over their territories. Sovereignty relates to Indigenous religion because it raises questions of origins, such as where authority comes from and how peoples relate to land

Chapter Contributors

  • Stacie Swain ( - sswain) 'University of Victoria, PhD candidate'