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January 2013 Honors Indigenous Perspectives

The Peace Alliance invites you to join a live weekly tele-circle that is conversing about Restorative justice and the powerful moment we are amidst in the transformation of our criminal justice system. The month of January honors Indigenous Perspectives in Restorative justice and acknowledges that this systemic concept and way of relating is both a very old and quite new and fast emerging transformation here in the western hemisphere. Join us this Sunday with Pioneer Johan Galtung and featuring upcoming guests from global Indigenous traditions all month long, listed below. More Information: website

Sunday, January 6th --Dr. Johan Galtung

Johan Galtung, Global Pioneer of the Modern Peacebuilding Movement {CV} and Founder of TRANSCEND LISTEN TO ARCHIVE NOW

Mr. Galtung  is one of the leading and  founding pioneers of Peace and Conflict Resolution Academic programs worldwide. He is referenced and honored across the board in Peace Studies and the ensuing movements over the past 5 decades. He will join us to open a month of honoring Indigenous practices and views of Restorative justice.

Thursday, January 10th  LISTEN TO ARCHIVE NOW

 Kim Workman (of Ngati Kahungunu and Rangitaane descent) is a retired public servant,   whose career spans roles in the Police, the Office of the Ombudsman, State Services Commission, Department of Maori Affairs,  and Ministry of Health.  He was Head of the Prison Service from 1989 – 1993.  He is a graduate of Massey University, and has completed post-graduate study at the University of Southern California, and Stanford University.  He is currently a Senior Associate of the Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University, and  completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Religious Studies in 2011. 

Thursday, January 17th 5pmPST/8pmEST LISTEN TO ARCHIVE NOW

Grandmother Mona Polacca a Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa elder, has a Master of Social Work degree. She serves on several United Nations committees on indigenous people’s issues and is a featured author, speaker, and educator on indigenous people’s human rights, aging, mental health, addiction, and violence. She is also the President/CEO and faculty of the Turtle Island Project, a non-profit program that promotes a vision of wellness by providing trans-cultural training to individuals, families, and healthcare professionals.

POSTPONED to Thursday, February 21st, 5pmPST/8pmEST

Sequoyah Trueblood 

Sequoyah Trueblood (enrolled with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) has contributed selflessly for many years in Canada, and the United States, and around the world as a role model for healthy leadership, bringing peace and joy to the hearts of many. As a pipe carrier and messenger of peace and with an “off the grid” style in his work he offers something most have never experienced: the genuine guidance of a supportive, profoundly inspired and diversely experienced Elder. His consistent ability to touch wounded hearts and sooth troubled minds with compassion and wisdom has endeared Sequoyah to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people alike. He has a varied background in leadership capacities within Indigenous peoples contexts as well as Western institutions including the U.S. Army, World Bank, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Harvard University Program for Extraordinary Experience Research, and Correction Facilities across North America. Paramount in his work is always placing the needs of the young people first. Currently he spends most of his summers living from the Kankurwa Medicine Lodge (Place of Peace) at Cross River Wilderness Centre in the Kootenay Mountains of British Columbia.

Thursday, January 31st 5pmPST/8pmEST LISTEN TO AUDIO ARCHIVE NOW

Pat McCabe known as Woman Stands Shining, is an artist, writer, ceremonial leader and international speaker. She is a voice for global peace and her paintings are created as tools for individual, earth, and global healing. She has appeared in two documentary films: SEEDing Change and Journeying to Turtle Island and has presented at the International Healing Conference in Bali. She lives in Taos, NM. SIGN UP


  • New York Peace Institute, Therese Bartholomew, and more

ACCESS TO ALL FREE AUDIO ARCHIVES: Restorative Justice on The Rise Website


Restorative Circles and Implementation

Living Justice Press  a Non-Profit Publisher for RJ

Restorative Justice Online a comprehensive web portal for all aspects of RJ

International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP)

Restorative Justice Colorado

Longmont Community Justice Partnership of Longmont, CO. Series Guest Speaker Deb Witzel is Executive Director.

State of Minnesota DOC Resources including the work of Kay Pranis

Sawbonna: Justice as Lived Experience  A Thesis Paper by series guest speaker Margot Van Sluytman

Featured Resource Videos: Officer Greg Ruprecht of the Longmont, Colorado Police Department does a 180 from doubting Restorative Justice to wholeheartedly believing in its efficacy:

Rep. Pete Lee, (CO) on the power of Restorative Justice (watch here or click image below)


We welcome your feedback, ideas, and stories. Please email me at [email protected]

In Peace,

Molly Rowan Leach
The Peace Alliance

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Comment by Tonia Arnett on February 6, 2013 at 10:06pm
I was grateful to participate in the cc with James O'Dea. Thank you for having him again. Tonight I am reading SAWBONNA: JUSTICE AS LIVED EXPERIENCE By MARGOT VAN SLUYTMAN. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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