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Nature's Law
Spiritual Life, Governance, Culture, Traditions, Resources, Context and Background
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Relational Law

Kinship Systems




Kinship Group

Understandings of Relations

Tsu'u Tina Kinship System

Kinship Terms

and Judgement



Visual representation of nature's laws

Nature's Laws are held to shape Relational Law because of the community's view that the person is rooted in a large kinship and relational system that connected to social, cosmic, 'natural' and spiritual domains. Marriage is deemed to be the social glue that reflects the basic value system of balance and reciprocity enshrined in Nature's Laws. Even though different groups have different ways to affirm this truth, it undergirds all Indigenous people's social relationships. How the tensions are solved between persons and groups within the community depends upon ways that leadership articulates the traditions and the emphasis that the community itself gives the process. Regardless of the outcome of the process, everyone accepts that it is rooted in and reflects Nature's Laws.

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