Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Save the Date! Traditional Peacemaking training scheduled for October 6-7 in Catoosa, Oklahoma

Save the Date!  Traditional Peacemaking: Exploring the Intersections Between Tribal Courts and Peacemaking, Including Alternatives to Detention will be held on October 6-7, 2014 at the tribally-owned Hard Rock Hotel in Catoosa, Oklahoma.  The purpose of this training is to introduce 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 the 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.

This training is co-sponsored by the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), the National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA), and Columbia Law School.  The training is free, but the participants must cover the cost of their travel, food, and lodging.  BJA Grantees of Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Programs may use grant funds to support travel costs.