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  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma – Peacemaking Training Photo

    Posted on October 13, 2017.

    At the end of September the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative partnered for a peacemaking training.

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  • Training – Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians October 2017

    Posted on August 2, 2017.

    October 23-25th the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative (IPI) with several advisory committee members will be providing a private advanced peacemaker training for community members, tribal officials and staff at the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, NC. The training will include materials developed specifically for the Tribe’s use in the community.

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  • Video – Indigenous Peacemaking

    Posted on June 14, 2017.

    Are you tired of the adversarial court system and the harm that it inflicts on your community?  Want to learn more about traditional practices for resolving disputes?  Check out this video from the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative.  The video includes people from around the nation talking about their unique experiences with peacemaking in a variety of […]

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  • NAICJA 2017 Conference Registration Now Open!

    Posted on June 5, 2017.

    The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) invites you to register for the 48th Annual National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is, “Tribal Justice: Building and Strengthening Relationships and Partnerships.” The conference will be held October 10-13, 2017 at the beautiful Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, […]

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  • IPI Shares Peacemaking Knowledge at 7th Annual Cyber Conference

    Posted on April 26, 2017.

    Recently, members of the IPI participated in the 7th Annual International Cyber-Conference in Dispute Resolution hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  This year’s conference focused on terrorism and indigenous peacemaking.  The indigenous peacemaking dialogue was hosted by Polly Hyslop, Brett Lee Shelton, Robert Yazzie, and Mike Jackson.  Indigenous Peacemaking work was highlighted on how […]

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  • Peace Circles Models – A Virtual Circle on Peacemaking

    Posted on April 17, 2017.

    When: Monday, April 24, 2017 Time: 12 pm PT/1 pm MT/2 om CT/ 3 pm ET (90 minutes) Registration: https://ta2ta.org/webinars/registration/peacemaking-webinar.html Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative advisory board members Cheryl Fairbanks, Robert Yazzie, Shawn Watts, and Brett Lee Shelton will present during this webinar. See flyer below for more information

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  • Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative Advisory Committee Meeting – Pictures

    Posted on April 6, 2017.

    In congruence with the Lewis & Clark Law School colloquium in March, the IPI Advisory Committee held a meeting to provide guidance to the project and to discuss current and future work relating to the peacemaking work around the country.  Frybread Productions was also present to capture some of the wisdom of the IPI Advisory […]

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  • Judge Tim Connors to Present at World Peacemaking Conference

    Posted on March 31, 2017.

    Date: April 1, 2017 Where: University of Michigan at the Michigan League 911 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 40109. The conference is open to the public. Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative advisory committee member Tim Connors will present at a breakout session at 10:30 AM Saturday at the Rotary World Peacemaking Conference. The breakout session is […]

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

    Posted on March 21, 2017.

    7th Annual  Cyber-conference on Dispute Resolution (April 17, 2017) Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 | 12pm-2:30pm Pacific A Global Conversation on the State & Practice of Dispute Resolution The online conference will have speakers who are practitioners, researchers, and community members, as well as students and teachers.  There will be a hearty town-hall style discussion including […]

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  • Circle Peacemaking Facilitation Training (March 21-23, 2017, Alaska)

    Posted on March 21, 2017.

    March 21-23, Anchorage, Alaska  Participants will learn and share diverse processes and purposes of a “Circle” to mediate harm and conflict in a manner aligned with community values. As a tool, the “Circle” can also divert youth offenders from the state justice system, while supporting them in their tribal community. Participants will learn and share […]

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

    Posted on February 1, 2017.

    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. Agenda   Welcome:  Jennifer J. Johnson, Dean of the Lewis and Clark Law School […]

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  • 15th National Indian Nations Conference (December 8-10, 2016)

    Posted on September 28, 2016.

    15th National Indian Nations Conference December 8-10, 2016, Agua Caliente/Palm Springs, CA. “Harnessing our Collective Wisdom: Strengthening the Circle of Safety, Justice and Healing.” The largest U.S. Department of Justice sponsored Indian Nations conference, brings together Native American victims, victim advocates, tribal leaders, victim service providers, community volunteers, prosecutors, judicial and law enforcement personnel, family […]

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

    Posted on September 23, 2016.

    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 […]

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  • Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Advanced Training (Sept. 21-23, 2016)

    Posted on September 20, 2016.

    Advanced Peacemaking Training September 21-23, 2016, at the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Dowagiac, MI The Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative, with several advisory committee members will be providing a private advanced peacemaker training for community members, tribal officials, and staff at the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Dowagiac, MI. The training will include materials […]

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  • Midwest Peacemaking Conference (June 8-10, 2016)

    Posted on June 1, 2016.

    Midwest Peacemaking Conference. June 8-10, 2016 at Manistee, Michigan Hosted by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Peacemaking, this conference features three days of session including “Listening and Talking: The Core of Conflict Resolution,” Putting Peacemaking in Context,” “Institutionalizing Peacemaking in State Courts,” and “Peacemaking in Public Schools.” Download the event schedule.

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  • Northeast Regional Peacemaking Training (May 3-4, 2016)

    Posted on May 1, 2016.

    Northeast Regional Peacemaking Training. May 3-4, 2016 at Niagara Falls, New York The National American Indian Court Judges Association, the Native American Rights Fund, and Columbia Law School offer this training that reviews foundational principles of peacemaking, peace circles, and traditional dispute resolution. One full day will be devoted to experiential training with peacemakers and […]

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  • The Indian Child Welfare Summit (Dec 7-9, 2015)

    Posted on December 1, 2015.

    The Indian Child Welfare Summit Dec 7-9, 2015 at St. Paul, Minnesota This 2-1/2 day conference, co-sponsored by the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians Economic Development Authority/Tribal Enterprises, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), the National American Indian Court Judges Association, and Columbia Law School, will cover new ICWA rules and regulations, recent cases, […]

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  • Two Peacemaking Trainings in October 2015

    Posted on October 1, 2015.

    October 27-29, 2015 – Training: Basics of Peacemaking (Pine Ridge Reservation): Two one-day trainings for local community members interested in traditional dispute resolution as an alternative to courts. October 20-21, 2015 – Peacegiving Training (CTCLUSI Community Center): Free three-day training for peacegivers/peacemakers that covers history and types of peacemaking and various “circle scenarios.”

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  • International Indigenous Therapeutic Jurisprudence (Oct. 9-10, 2014)

    Posted on October 1, 2014.

    International Indigenous Therapeutic Jurisprudence October 9-10 2014 (Vancouver) The University of British Columbia, located on the unceded territory of the Musqueam people, invites you to attend a 2-day conference to learn about International Indigenous Therapeutic Jurisprudence + from First Nations, Maori, Koori and Native American Judges & Elders. Registration opens on July 1, 2014. Limited […]

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  • Traditional Peacemaking: Exploring The Intersections Between Tribal Courts and Peacemaking, Including Alternatives to Detention (Oct 6-7, 2014)

    Posted on October 1, 2014.

    The National American Indian Court Judges Association, along with its partners the Native American Rights Fund and Columbia University Law School, invite you to attend a training focused on Traditional Peacemaking. The purpose of this training is to introduce TCCLA grantees and other attendees to the various peacemaking models that are being used in tribal […]

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  • Building the Path to Peace (Jul 20-25, 2014)

    Posted on July 1, 2014.

    Building the Path to Peace July 20-25, 2014 (Carcross, Yukon Territory) Thirty years ago Phil and Harold Gatensby, two brothers of the T’lingit Nation from Carcross, introduced Peacemaking Circles into contemporary society. This summer, Harold and Phil will share their teachings with those who wish to deepen their dedication to healing and transformation. Join us […]

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  • Exploring Indigenous Justice and Healing (Jun 16-20, 2014)

    Posted on June 1, 2014.

    Exploring Indigenous Justice and Healing June 16-20, 2014 (Winnipeg) Rupert Ross, lawyer and national best-selling author of Dancing with a Ghost, will be teaching the course entitled Exploring Indigenous Justice and Healing. Ross traveled across Canada examining Aboriginal approaches to justice with a special emphasis on healing programs for victims, offenders, families, and communities. This course, part […]

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  • No Justice Without Peace: 3rd Biennial Gathering of Peacemakers (Apr 23-24, 2014)

    Posted on April 1, 2014.

    No Justice Without Peace: 3rd Biennial Gathering of Peacemakers April 23-24, 2014 (Oklahoma) The Tribal Judicial Institute, in collaboration with the Chickasaw Nation, Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), National Tribal Judicial Center (NTJC) and the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), will be hosting No Justice Without Peace: 3rd Biennial Gathering of Peacemakers at the Artesian […]

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