Implement Peacemaking

Be sure also to check our page of existing tribal codes and models.

April 15, 2015 (online): 5th Annual Global Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution. At 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Alaska time, an informative town-hall style discussion with practitioners, teachers, students, community members from around the globe.  Keynote Speaker is The Honorable Raf Gangat, former South African Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, Former Consul General in Pakistan, and Former South African Ambassador to The Palestinian Territories. Three consecutive sessions.
1. Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Inter-Cultural Conflict (facilitated by Mike Jones, Arizona Summit Law School and David Wexler, University of Puerto Rico School of Law, 40 min)
2. The Causes and Consequences of Inter-Cultural Conflict and the Value of Restorative Practices (facilitated by Bruce Barnes, Matsunaga Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution, University of Hawaii, 40 min)
3. Circle Peace-Making, Indigenous Knowledge, and Dispute Resolution  (co-facilitated by Brett Shelton, Oglala Sioux, Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, Colorado and Polly Hylsop, Athabascan Dineh, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 40 min)

October 24, 2014 (online summary compilation): See a 13-minute compilation of the speakers at the University of British Columbia conference to learn about International Indigenous Therapeutic Jurisprudence from First Nations, Maori, Koori and Native American Judges & Elders. Speakers from indigenous communities in the Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Canada, and the U.S. spoke on traditional dispute resolution systems’ healing capacity, as well as some of the effects of historical and ongoing trauma we all have to navigate so pervasively in our communities.

DUE DATE: Various
The Bureau of Justice periodically offers grants to assist tribal justice systems and programs that support reentry and reduce recidivism. To see the grants that currently are available visit the Bureau of Justice web page on funding.


DUE DATE: 8:00 p.m. CT on March 31, 2015

The MacArthur Foundation has announced a five-year $75 million investment in a major new initiative called the Safety and Justice Challenge, to address over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails.   Core to the Challenge is a competition that will fund 20 jurisdictions working to reduce incarceration and improve the way their local criminal justice systems function. You can review the Request for Proposals and learn more about upcoming webinars online.

The advisory committee of the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative (IPI) combined has decades of experience implementing peacemaking programs. If you would like assistance implementing peacemaking in your tribe or Native community, we may be able to help. In the past, members of our committee have given presentations, developed curricula, and provided training and technical assistance. Please contact Scott Jacket at 303-447-8760 to discuss how we might be able to assist you.

Find out what is happening in other tribes, by viewing the results of the IPI 2011 survey results and the subsequent analysis.


Red Hook peacemaking program : program guide for court referrals
2014. Center for Court Innovation.

Navajo Peacemaking: Implications For State Justice Systems From Indigenous Practice. Honorable Robert Yazzie. Justice as Healing: A Newsletter on Aboriginal Concepts of Justice. 2013. Vol. 18, No. 4.