Peacemaking Profiles

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:

Chickasaw Nation – Peacemaking Court

Tribal Materials Peacemaking: A Way of Life A 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

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

Native Justice initiative – Peacemaking from Joseph Winchester on Vimeo. Tribal Materials Native Justice website. Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Upcoming Events. Native Justice Program. Pokagon Band of Potawatomi.    

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 Kake Provides 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 be expected, in Tlingit Kake,… 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)