RESOURCE: Circles for Reconciliation An example of a healing circle, Circles for Reconciliation is a project in Manitoba to help “establish trusting, meaningful to help relationships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples as part of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission” as part of healing the communities from the harms of the Residential/Boarding/Industrial program in Canada. See link for more information: https://circlesforreconciliation.ca/
Chickasaw Nation – Peacemaking Court Tribal Materials Peacemaking: A Way of LifeA presentation by Justice Barbara Smith and Jason Burwell, October 23, 2007, includes: Peacemaking Process Peacemaking Court Participant Form Values of the Court Dispute Summary Form
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
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi – Native Justice Program Pokagon Band of Potawatomi from Pokagon Band on Vimeo. Tribal Materials Native Justice website. Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Upcoming Events. Native Justice Program. Pokagon Band of Potawatomi.
Judge Michael Petoskey, Chief Judge, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Judge Petoskey’s career interest has been working with newly-reaffirmed tribes to plan, implement, and develop their courts. Video from Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Peacemaking Training (September 2016)
Organized Village of Kake Circle Peacemaking (video from Tribal Access to Justice Innovation) Tribal Materials: Keex’ Kwaan Judicial Peacemaking Code of the Tribal Court of the Organized Village of KakeProvides authorization and place in the clan system, referral standards, procedures, juvenile matters, and a Peacemaker Appellate Court. Kake Peacemaking Handbook. 2005. Articles and Profiles: The particular method of conflict resolution presented in circle sentencing seemed to resonate for the Kake residents who participated. As might… Read More »Organized Village of Kake Circle Peacemaking
Robert Yazzie, Chief Justice Emeritus, Navajo Nation Justice Yazzie has written extensively on peacemaking processes and applications including articles on Healing as Justice, Navajo Restorative Justice, Peacemaker Courts and Violence Control Plans, and Navajo Peacemaking: Technology and Traditional Indian Law. Video from Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Peacemaking Training (September 2016)