Source: (2004) In Catherine Bell and David Kahane, eds, Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. Pp. 1-8.

The chapters that follow engage these issues in both theoretical and practical registers, from the perspective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars and practitioners. It is our hope that by framing a discussion between theorists and practitioners of ADR in Aboriginal contexts, this volume advances debates within legal and political theory over intercultural dispute resolution, and offers much-needed guidance to scholars, lawyers, negotiators, dispute resolution practitioners, and representatives concerned with dispute resolution in Aboriginal contexts. (excerpt)