IPI will be at the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice conference in June. This workshop will address the following objectives:
This work is the continuation of work that happened when The Native American Cultural Center, Native American Studies Department, and Design Thinking School at Stanford University recently collaborated to create a short 3-day course on conflict resolution for interpersonal conflicts. Teaching students about Peacemaking empowers them to bring conflict resolution skills into their own lives, while building a group of potential leaders able to create and adopt conflict resolution mechanisms at higher levels of their lifetime experiences. A first step in this process was tested when a campus dormitory trained some of its upperclassmen in Peacemaking. By the end of the school year, a system was developed whereby anyone who wanted to address a conflict through Peacemaking could utilize one of the trained student peacemakers. Additionally, residential staff can submit recommendations for individuals or topics that could be addressed through Peacemaking.