Video – Indigenous Peacemaking 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 Native communities. The video also explains how NARF’s Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative can help communities who want… Read More »Video – Indigenous Peacemaking
NAICJA 2017 Conference Registration Now Open! 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, NM. NAICJA’s Annual Conference offers innovative and timely tribal justice information through high quality… Read More »NAICJA 2017 Conference Registration Now Open!
IPI Shares Peacemaking Knowledge at 7th Annual Cyber Conference 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 to find culturally relevant solutions to modern day problems. See this… Read More »IPI Shares Peacemaking Knowledge at 7th Annual Cyber Conference
Peace Circles Models – A Virtual Circle on Peacemaking When: Monday, April 24, 2017 Time: 12 pm PT/1 pm MT/2 om CT/ 3 pm ET (90 minutes) 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
Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative Advisory Committee Meeting – Pictures 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 Committee. Take a peek into the world of a Peacemaker below!
Judge Tim Connors to Present at World Peacemaking Conference 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 titled, “Native American Peacemaking and Restorative Justice: Auras of Hope for… Read More »Judge Tim Connors to Present at World Peacemaking Conference
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 PacificA 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 contributions from Indigenous knowledge, as well restorative justice, therapeutic jurisprudence, dispute-systems design, law… Read More »Annual Cyber-conference on Dispute Resolution (April 12, 2017)
Circle Peacemaking Facilitation Training (March 21-23, 2017, Alaska) 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 the intentions, philosophies and styles of different approaches to using a Circle… Read More »Circle Peacemaking Facilitation Training (March 21-23, 2017, Alaska)
ICWA and Peace Circles Colloquium (March 17, 2017, Oregon) Date: 9:00am – 4:00pm PDT March 17Location: 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 Prayer: Celeste Whitewolf, Esq. Purpose: Cheryl Demmert Fairbanks, Walter Echo-Hawk Visiting Professor. Lewis… Read More »ICWA and Peace Circles Colloquium (March 17, 2017, Oregon)
15th National Indian Nations Conference (December 8-10, 2016) 15th National Indian Nations ConferenceDecember 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 violence and sexual assault specialists, medical providers, social services and mental health personnel,… Read More »15th National Indian Nations Conference (December 8-10, 2016)
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… Read More »NAICJA Meeting (October 18-20, 2016, California)
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Advanced Training (Sept. 21-23, 2016) Advanced Peacemaking TrainingSeptember 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 developed specifically for the Pokagon Band’s use in the community. A similar… Read More »Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Advanced Training (Sept. 21-23, 2016)
Midwest Peacemaking Conference (June 8-10, 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.
Northeast Regional Peacemaking Training (May 3-4, 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 notable faculty from across Indian Country.
The Indian Child Welfare Summit (Dec 7-9, 2015) The Indian Child Welfare SummitDec 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, traditional methods of dispute resolution, potential reform of the Act. Includes a special… Read More »The Indian Child Welfare Summit (Dec 7-9, 2015)
Two Peacemaking Trainings in October 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.”
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 to 200 participants on a first-registered basis. Learn more from the program flyer. You can view a 13-minute compilation of… Read More »International Indigenous Therapeutic Jurisprudence (Oct. 9-10, 2014)
Traditional Peacemaking: Exploring The Intersections Between Tribal Courts and Peacemaking, Including Alternatives to Detention (Oct 6-7, 2014)
Traditional Peacemaking: Exploring The Intersections Between Tribal Courts and Peacemaking, Including Alternatives to Detention (Oct 6-7, 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 courts, including those… Read More »Traditional Peacemaking: Exploring The Intersections Between Tribal Courts and Peacemaking, Including Alternatives to Detention (Oct 6-7, 2014)
Building the Path to Peace (Jul 20-25, 2014) Building the Path to PeaceJuly 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 on the land for an unforgettable week of learning, connection and gathering power… Read More »Building the Path to Peace (Jul 20-25, 2014)
Exploring Indigenous Justice and Healing (Jun 16-20, 2014) Exploring Indigenous Justice and HealingJune 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 of the Canadian School of Peacebuilding at the Canadian Mennonite University, will focus… Read More »Exploring Indigenous Justice and Healing (Jun 16-20, 2014)