Peacemaking Events

Colorado Bar Association – Introduction to the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative

Colorado Bar Association – Introduction to the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative  Mark your calendars for June 11, 2021 at 12:00PM MST. Register now for early bird discount by Tuesday, June 01, 2021. Final registration deadline, Thursday, June 10, 2021.  Learn how to implement traditions for dispute resolution in Tribal courts. A preferred approach for child welfare, juvenile offenders, and elder issues in Native American communities. Featuring Native American Rights Fund Staff Attorney, Oglala Sioux Tribal member,… Read More »Colorado Bar Association – Introduction to the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative

For Graduate and Undergraduate Students, “Peacemaking Circles: Indigenous Healing in Times of Conflict” (August 6-8th, 2021):

For Graduate and Undergraduate Students, “Peacemaking Circles: Indigenous Healing in Times of Conflict” (August 6-8th, 2021): Navigating interpersonal and group conflicts through Peacemaking. Providing an opportunity to actively engage in scenario-based learning. To register, either click the attached flyer or this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScaYvV4GRO0JyY4abAGTw80lD9Qwaj__koWBExiWEA5a2sT-Q/viewform 

11th Annual International Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution, Wed. April 7 @ Noon-2:30 pm (US Pacific Coast Time)

Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative is co-hosting, the 11th Annual International Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution, focusing on, “Working Together to Build Common Ground: Moving Beyond the Echo Chambers”. Each year, the Cyber-conference has promoted a global town-hall style dialogue between students, professors, mediators, arbitrators, Indigenous Peacemakers, scholars, lawyers, judges, law-makers, teachers, community leaders, and restorative practitioners in both the public and private sector. The conference supports the work of those building safer and healthier communities all over… Read More »11th Annual International Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution, Wed. April 7 @ Noon-2:30 pm (US Pacific Coast Time)

Indigenous Women Peacemakers

Indigenous Women Peacemakers “Life Comes From It” speaker series featuring Peacemaker, Cheryl Demmert Fairbanks (Tlingit-Tsimshian), March 22, 2021, 9:00AM PST, register via the link below. https://shoutout.wix.com/so/70NWZk7TR?languageTag=en&cid=eae954fc-785f-4c71-86f8-ecd8693b7b4d#/main

Restorative Practices in Youth Justice

Restorative Practices in Youth Justice The Michigan Center for Youth Justice is presenting an expert panel discussion on youth justice, including Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative (IPI) Advisory Committee member, Tim Connors and dear friend to IPI, Belinda Dulin. The event is open to all who are interested. Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 2PM (Eastern Time) See details below https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KK269Rq4TCmVovUcuvK12A Restorative justice is just one kind among a variety of restorative practices, which have deep roots in… Read More »Restorative Practices in Youth Justice

NEWS: STANFORD DEVELOP FOR GOOD PARTNERS WITH INDIGENOUS PEACEMAKING INITIATIVE

We are getting a new look!  Students in the Stanford University Develop for Good project have agreed to help IPI evaluate and update our website!  The photos here are from a recent zoom meeting between the students who volunteer their time to help selected socially-beneficial organizations (like IPI!) for help with their talents.  Thank you student team!!!

NEWS: PEACEMAKING COLLOQIUM 2020 REMINDER

A reminder for all that the Peacemaking Colloqium 2020 will be held this week on Wednesday, August 5th through Thursday, August 6th. This event will be convened through Zoom, due to the the current covid-19 pandemic. If you have not registered for this event yet, please click here to register now: REGISTER For a copy of the Peacemaking Colloqium’s 2020 Agenda, please download it here:

NEWS: PEACEMAKING COLLOQUIUM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

NEWS: PEACEMAKING COLLOQUIUM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Please join us for the Peacemaking Colloquium 2020 – REGISTER FOR PEACEMAKING COLLOQUIUM. PURPOSE: Peacemaking is an indigenous circle process based on tribal values and customary law providing a basis for helping resolve conflicts and disputes. Many Colloquiums have been held throughout the nation which involved peacemakers, scholars, tribal communities, and law students. Colloquium  2020 will be national and international and will highlight Tribal/Indigenous/State dispute resolution models. Presenters will include experts and wisdom… Read More »NEWS: PEACEMAKING COLLOQUIUM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

EVENT: MIDWEST PEACEMAKING TRAINING AGENDA RELEASED

The title of this year’s workshop is “ICWA as the Gold Standard for All Children – Reunification in Courts and Schools, Peacemaking as a Path to Get There.” This year’s training will feature a State ICWA training and an example of School Peacemaking Programs. We will also show a video on peacemaking and provide an introduction to the concepts of peacemaking. For a full schedule for the event, please download the agenda attached below:

EVENT: MIDWEST PEACEMAKING TRAINING

The Midwest Peacemaking Training for 2020 has been scheduled for August 6th and 7th at the Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, MI. The details of the Midwest Peacemaker Training 2020, and a registration web page, are out now. Click on the link below to sign up and ensure your spot, as space is limited to 100 participants.

EVENT: SAVE THE DATE! INTERNATIONAL PEACEMAKING CONFERENCE 2020

Anyone interested in peacemaking should be planning to go to the International Peacemaking Conference, to be held on August 5-7, 2020 at the home of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in Manistee, Michigan, USA. A full range of topics will be available for this large, multi-track conference, with peacemakers from around North America. A steering committee for the agenda is almost completely formed already.

EVENT: Restorative Justice Centre Open House

Please join us for an open house for the Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Restorative Justice Centre. This event is open to everyone, celebrating their opening and inviting connections between First Nations citizens and others regarding Restorative and Indigenous Justice in Winnipeg and beyond.

EVENT: Peace Circle Facilitator Training

EVENT: Peace Circle Facilitator Training Advisory Committee members Mike Jackson and Cheryl Fairbanks are providing a training in peace circle facilitation at Yakutat, AK on August 8-9.  

PICTURES: IPI Reception in Denver, CO 2019

PICTURES: IPI Reception in Denver, CO 2019 In conjunction with the 7th National Association of Community and Restorative Justice Conference, where many IPI Advisory Committee members presented, the Advisory Committee was able to gather with allies and friends for a reception hosted by Casey Family Programs. We are grateful to and Dr. Brian Jarrett ((CSU-DH), Global Cyberconference on Dispute Resolution Director), Sonya Shah (Life Comes From It Grantmaking Circle), Belinda Dulin (Washtenaw County Peacemaking Court),… Read More »PICTURES: IPI Reception in Denver, CO 2019

EVENT: Michigan Judges Association Conference

EVENT: Michigan Judges Association Conference Advisory Committee members Judge Tim Connors and Chief Judge Michael Petoskey will present a plenary discussion on Peacemaking Courts at the Michigan Judges Association Annual Conference, August 18-20, 2019.

PHOTOS – Pokagon Peacemaking Training

PHOTOS – Pokagon Peacemaking Training Turtle Talk featured photos of IPI’s training last week at the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Dowagiac Michigan. IPI Advisory Committee Members pictured below are Brett Lee Shelton, Chief Judge Michael Petoskey, and Chief Justice Emeritus Robert Yazzie. Photo Credit: Turtle Talk by Matthew L.M. Fletcher  

WORKSHOP: “Cultural Intervention as Alternative Juvenile Justice and Prevention”

WORKSHOP: “Cultural Intervention as Alternative Juvenile Justice and Prevention” IPI will be at the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice conference in June.  This workshop will address the following objectives: Community-based circles with juvenile offenders can be used as a diversion for minor offenses, clearing their record and preventing a snowball effect of repeated offenses. Coordinated efforts within the community required to get started Which offenses, and sorts of offenders, are most suitable for such… Read More »WORKSHOP: “Cultural Intervention as Alternative Juvenile Justice and Prevention”

WORKSHOP: “Starting a Peacemaking Program: Cultural Recovery in Indigenous Communities”

WORKSHOP: “Starting a Peacemaking Program: Cultural Recovery in Indigenous Communities” IPI will be at the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice conference in June.  This workshop will address the following objectives: What planning and community organizing steps and approaches have worked to develop successful community-based peacemaking programs? Lessons learned from successful peacemaking program administration over time. Different methods and levels of complexity in integrating culturally relevant materials and structures. Workshop description: This workshop will provide… Read More »WORKSHOP: “Starting a Peacemaking Program: Cultural Recovery in Indigenous Communities”