Many Native communities implement community-based peacemaking to resolve conflict and heal relationships harmed by the conflict. Indigenous peacemaking often incorporates traditional values and sometimes ceremonial practices.

In this video Verna Teller shares how and why she, as an Isleta Pueblo Chief Judge, implemented peacemaking principles in her community. Teller is a Native American Rights Fund National Support Council member and former Board of Directors member, as well as a longtime supporter of NARF.

Former Isleta Pueblo Governor and Chief Judge Verna Teller explains the impact peacemaking can have when practiced in tribal justice systems.

Tribal Nations can review tribal peacemaking models and laws, learn how to request technical assistance in restoring sustainable peacemaking practices, and learn more on the NARF Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative website.

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