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Unformatted text preview: C C O N T E M P O R A R Y O N T E M P O R A R Y I I N T E R A C T I O N S N T E R A C T I O N S Native Americans/First Nations in the 20th Native Americans/First Nations in the 20th and 21st century and 21st century Indigenous people in the US and Canada have similar histories over the last century. Much of this has to do with culture clash. Disproportionate populations Access to, and use of, resources Law M M O R A L I T Y O R A L I T Y A N D T H E A N D T H E L L A W A W Morality Morality vs vs . legality . legality There is a crucial cultural difference between Euro-Americans and Native Americans. Native American societies are traditionally face-to-face. Aboriginally most groups were very small, everyone in the society was related to everyone else. There were few strangers. In such a society disputes can be mediated and justice dispensed by elders who already know the people and the case. There is no need for abstract laws. Morality governs action, i.e. natural law. Inappropriate behavior is sanctioned Frst by shame, then by more severe punishment, possibly death. Morality Morality vs vs . legality . legality European cultures have long been city-oriented. There are large numbers of people within the society. There are many more strangers than relatives/acquaintances. In such a society disputes can be only be mediated and justice dispensed with a system of abstract laws, evenly applied. Morality Morality vs vs . legality . legality Only some of our laws are natural, i.e. reFective Only some of our laws are natural, i....
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