The mission of the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative (IPI) is to support Native peoples in restoring sustainable peacemaking practices by:
Advisory Committee (l to r): Steve Moore, James Botsford,
Barbara A. Smith, Phil Bluehouse, Nora Antoine, David Raasch , Diane LeResche
IPI is supported by a long-term anonymous grant and led by an Advisory Committee that consists of traditional peacemaking experts and practitioners, including NARF Board member Barbara Smith. We have focused our initial efforts on the creation of the clearinghouse, conducting needs assessment of peacemaker resources, and developing a sustainable business model for the program. Most recently, we are in the process of analyzing the results of a national survey of peacemaking needs in Indian communities. Approximately 230 survey forms were filled out and returned. You can see the
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and members of the Advisory Committee also continue to discuss ways to increase federal support for indigenous peacemaking systems.
See photos from No Justice Without Peace: 3rd Biennial Gathering of Peacemakers held in Sulphur, OK, April 2014 (co-sponsored by the IPI).