The following is a list of some of the best writings on peacemaking as identified by our advisory committee.
- Justice as Healing: Indigenous Ways. 2005. Wanda D. McCaslin, ed.
- Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community. 2003. Kay Pranis, et al.
- Strengthening Tribal Sovereignty through Peacemaking: How the Anglo-American Legal Tradition Destroys Indigenous Societies. 1997. Robert B. Porter.
- Returning to the Teachings: Exploring Aboriginal Justice. 1996. Rupert Ross.
- Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being. 1996. Harold Napolean.
- Life Comes from It : Navajo Justice Concepts. 1994. Robert Yazzie.
- The Reawakening of Sacred Justice. 1993. Diane LeResche.
- Exit, Pursued by a Bear: Why Peacemaking Makes Sense in State Court Justice Systems | Judicial Division. 2016. Timothy Connors
- Introduction to Tribal Legal Studies . 2004. Chapter 26; Models of Peacemaking. Justin B. Richland & Sarah Deer.
- The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide. 2012. Bernard Mayer.
- Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts. 2005. Catherine Bell.
- A Framework for Understanding Tribal Courts and the Application of Fundamental Law: Through the Voices of Scholars in the Field of Tribal Justice. 2015. April L. Wilkinson.
- Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Arbitration & Peacemaking: Resource Handbook. 1999. National Indian Justice Center.
- Articles of Interest:
- “NW Intertribal Court Systems Traditional Dispute Resolution Research Project and PM Program”
- “Options to Consider in Revitalizing an NICS PM Program in Traditional Ways”
- “Akwesasne Community PM Process: (National Conference on Traditional PM Remaking Justice)”
- Articles of Interest:
- Restorative Justice Practices of Native American, First Nation and Other Indigenous People of North America: Part One. 2004. Laura Mirsky.
- Syllabus Fall 2019 University of New Mexico Indigenous Community Approaches in Restorative Justice. Find further peacemaking readings listed in the syllabus for NATV 522: Indigenous Community Approaches in restorative Justice, a course offered at the University of New Mexico by Professor Lloyd L. Lee, Ph.D. (Diné). The course provides an exploration of the existence and variables of Indigenous frameworks of restorative justice, and centers upon the importance of Indigenous restorative justice in community building for self-preservation.
- Circle Peacemaking – A Timeless Practice Becomes Trendy. Mike A. Jackson. A brief and comprehensive slideshow provided for in a training on peacemaking by Mike Jackson, an IPI Advisory Committee member and recognized leader of circle peacemaking across North America.
- National Congress of American Indians Resolution Supporting Peacemaking. “Supporting Traditional Peacemaking and Incorporation into Tribal Justice Systems.” The National Congress of American Indians, Resolution #ATL-14-004.
- To Set Right Ho’oponopono: A Native Hawaiian Way of Peacemaking. 1995. Manu Meyer.
- Nānā I Ke Kumu Pt. 1 (Hooponopono). 1972. Mary Kawena Pukui (A full copy of the original document can be found at here)
- The Native Hawaiian Justice Task Force Report. 2012. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
- The Disparate Treatment of Native Hawaiians in the Criminal Justice Systems. 2010. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs.