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NAICJA Meeting (October 18-20, 2016, California)

National American Indian Court Judges Association Meeting – October 18 through October 20, 2016, at Morongo Resort & Casino. The meeting featured three events involving the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative:

  • IPI Advisory Committee Meeting (In-Person), October 18 (photo after the meeting) Pictured are (seated, l-r): David Raasch (Stockbridge Munsee), Natasha Gourd (Spirit Lake Dakota), Cheryl Demmert Fairbanks (Tlingit/Tsimpsian), Robert Yazzie (Dine); (standing, l-r): Laurie Vilas (White Earth Nation), Polly Hyslop (Upper Tanana Dineh) Brett Lee Shelton (Oglala Lakota), Michael Petosky (Little Traverse Odawa), Monica Sampson, Paralegal (Colville/Yakama)


  • Plenary Panel Presentation, “Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative-Native Peace Alliance: Traditional Dispute Resolution is Naturally Suited to Uphold Indigenous Rights” featuring Natasha Gourd, David Raasch, Brett Lee Shelton, Shawn Watts, and Robert Yazzie, October 19 (photo below).


  • Meet the Peacemakers Reception-Mixer, October 19, had a good turnout of NAICJA conference attendees.