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Tribal Models

The Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative can provide technical assistance with designing peacemaking courts, developing culturally specific frameworks, and drafting peacemaking laws. Please contact us to discuss ways that we can help your community.

To see what is happening in other communities, take a look at our profiles of peacemakers where we highlight some peacemaking programs and practitioners and review existing tribal peacemaking laws below.

Profiles of Tribal Peacemaking Programs

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi – Native Justice Program
The IPI meets annually with the Pokagon Peacemakers.

Chickasaw Nation – Peacemaking Court
Materials from an IPI workshop held in 2007. Materials are dated, but provide a good example of IPI program support materials.

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Tribal Peacemaking Laws

Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
Title 7. Peacemaker 
of the Tribal Code
Provides authorization and civil process authority, procedures (including authority to use traditional Northern Arapaho culture), referral standards, authority of Tribal Court to limit, and standards of conduct.

Chickasaw Nation
Title 5: Courts and Procedures: Chapter 14 Peacemaking Court
 of the Chickasaw Code
Provides authorization, referral standards, procedures, authority for District Court to limit, standards of conduct, and use of tribal traditions and customary law.

Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
Title IA. Peacemaker Court 
of the Chitimacha Codes of Justice
Provides authorization, referral procedures, civil process authority, standards of conduct, and authority of Tribal Court to limit.

Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians
Chapter 1-14. Peacegiving Court of the Tribal Code

Provides authorization, qualifications, standards of conduct, and referrals.See also the peacegiving court’s flyer and a related news article.

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