—In a global economy dominated by multinational
corporations there seems little room for what is often rather
inappropriately called ‘traditional’ culture. In this paper a First
Nation self-government agreement will be examined as an
example of how traditional culture can be expressed within a
‘modern’ (or western to be more specific) economic and social
framework. The aim of this paper is to provide an example of
how one ‘traditional’ societies are adapting the modern world to
fit their aims and aspirations, rather than being ruled by it.
Through this example, it will be argued that even through a
history or mistrust and even violence, a spirit of negotiation and
cooperation may prevail.
—Traditional culture, resources, agreements,
economy, law and legislation.
T. L. Scott is with the International Center for Legal Studies (e-mail:
Cite:Tracie L. Scott, "The Importance of „Traditional‟ Culture in Modern
Governance and Legal Systems: A Case Study of the
Nisga‟a Nation," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 48-51, 2013.