October 6-7, 2014 (Tulsa, OK): Traditional Peacemaking: Exploring The Intersections Between Tribal Courts and Peacemaking, Including Alternatives to Detention. The National American Indian Court Judges Association, along with its partners the Native American Rights Fund and Columbia University Law School, invite you to attend a training focused on Traditional Peacemaking. The purpose of this training is to introduce TCCLA grantees and other attendees to the various peacemaking models that are being used in tribal courts, including those that are being used as alternatives to detention. The goal of this training is to explore the ways in which tribal courts integrate traditional justice and community values into varied aspects of tribal civil and criminal justice, to provide experiential training and tips for accessing tribal judicial systems that utilize cultural forms of justice, and to provide explanation of how traditional peacemaking can unlock new approaches to provide effective representation of civil and criminal legal services clients, with special attention to indigent criminal defendants whenever appropriate. The Training is free, but the participants must cover the cost of their travel, food, and lodging.
October 9-10 2014 (Vancouver): The University of British Columbia, located on the unceded territory of the Musqueam people, invites you to attend a 2-day conference to learn about International Indigenous Therapeutic Jurisprudence + from First Nations, Maori, Koori and Native American Judges & Elders. Registration opens on July 1, 2014. Limited to 200 participants on a first-registered basis. Learn more from the program flyer.
DUE DATE: September 30, 2014
The Journalists and Writers Foundation's Peace Projects is seeking proposals for conflict resolution and peacebuilding projects that support reconciliation and dialogue in communities experiencing conflict.
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.
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.
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.