About Peacemaking

Learn more about peacemaking and the different forms of Native Justice with our collection of the best writings on peacemaking practices

Peacemaking Events

Trainings, conferences, peacemaker gatherings - find one near you or let us help you develop one for your tribal community.

Peacemaking News

Learn about peacemaking programs and related news around the country.

Tribal Models

The IPI can help a tribe develop the necessary tribal law and infrastructure to create or expand peacemaking practices.

Latest News and Events

  • Annual Cyber-conference on Dispute Resolution (April 12, 2017)

    7th Annual  Cyber-conference on Dispute Resolution (April 17, 2017)
    Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 | 12pm-2:30pm PST
    A Global Conversation on the State & Practice of Dispute Resolution

    Working Together to Reduce Terrorism  (1 hour)

    Toward Violence Reduction, Safe Communities, and Improving Police-Community […]

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  • ICWA and Peace Circles Colloquium (March 17, 2017, Oregon)

    Date: 9:00am – 4:00pm PDT March 17
    Location: Lewis & Clark Law School, Legal Research Center
    Learn more and register at https://law.lclark.edu/live/events/223843-icwa-and-peace-circles-colloquium.
    Lewis & Clark Law School’s Indian Law Program presents the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and Peace Circles Colloquium.

    Welcome:  Jennifer J. […]

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  • Tribal Justice: Film Premier and Trailer

    Watch this 4-minute trailer for a new film showcasing tribal traditions being brought forward to good effect in California… Wonderful expression of how and why this all works! http://www.makepeaceproductions.com/tribaljustice/spotlight/
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  • Deadline Extended for Position Announcement: Oregon

    Position Announcement: Tribal judge position in Oregon, very limited hours per week, with some peacemaking interface. Currently it is part-time but it could become more if the Tribal Healing to Wellness Court (Drug Court) becomes operational.  Deadline extended to February […]

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  • Video: Peacemaking: In the Courts and Community

    This video was produced by the Washtenaw County (Michigan) Peacemaking court, and also features peacemakers and participants from the Skyline High School peacemaking program, both of which incorporate native values and are based on collaborative efforts with local tribes.
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What people are saying about peacemaking:

Relationships are everything in a community…..We can work towards community harmony and promote healing.

Judge Michael Petoskey

My interest in peacemaking is bringing people together in a peaceful way.

Laurie Vilas

Peacemaking is a personal journey….it starts with you and me. I’ve been working for peacemaking for a decade.

Jason Wesaw