Peacemaking News

Funding Opportunity: Journalists and Writers Foundation’s Peace Projects

Funding Opportunity: Journalists and Writers Foundation’s Peace Projects FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DUE DATE: September 30, 2014 The Journalists and Writers Foundation’s Peace Projects is seeking proposals for conflict resolution and peacebuilding projects that support reconciliation and dialogue in communities experiencing conflict.

Navajo Nation Court moves Naize case to peacemaking program

Navajo Nation Court Moves Naize Case to Peacemaking Program WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation District Court has referred a case brought by Speaker Johnny Naize against 12 members of the Navajo Nation Council and a legislative worker to the nation’s peacemaking program. Window Rock District Judge Carol Perry issued the order on May 7 after hearing that both parties expressed a desire to pursue the matter in a non-legal forum. The peacemaking process… Read More »Navajo Nation Court moves Naize case to peacemaking program

Aboriginal Person’s Court: ‘It’s a court that’s evolving’

Aboriginal Person’s Court: ‘It’s a court that’s evolving’ Brantford’s Aboriginal Persons’ Court may be in its infancy but is already making a difference, says the judge who was the driving force behind the local court initiative that focuses on healing and rehabilitation of native offenders. “I think we’re seeing good results. It’s a court that’s evolving,” said Ontario Court Justice Gethin Edward. Read the full May 9, 2014, article at the Brantford Expositor website. 

Tribal judge works for Yurok-style justice

Tribal Judge Works For Yurok-style Justice Native American jurisprudence has evolved since tribes began to regain their sovereignty, returning to traditional values of respect, community support and responsibility, and collective healing — for victims, perpetrators and the circle of lives they touch. Abinanti, who in 1974 became the first Native American woman admitted to the State Bar of California, has been at the forefront. Read the full March 5, 2014, article at the LA Times… Read More »Tribal judge works for Yurok-style justice