This articles discusses the challenges and tensions encountered between indigenous and national systems of justice in Ecuador. The article highlights some of the major issues surrounding indigenous systems, namely, how crime should be dealt with, as well as how indigenous justice has been negatively portrayed in the media. The article suggests that indigenous communities know how to structure their justice systems the best; thus, the national justice system should work with them in a collaborative effort.
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Saavedra, Luis Ángel. "Indigenous justice in Ecuador." (2012). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/83