Circle of All Nations 36 Hour non credit Course on Reclaiming Restorative Aboriginal Conflict Resolution Practices(pertinent for communities and groups engaged in community based justice work. Please contact us at email@example.com to discuss)
An exploration of the evolution and reclamation of restorative conflict resolution approaches in Aboriginal Justice
An overview of key issues, policies and programs
A review of a range of restorative practices, including family group conferencing, mediation and restorative circles
The course will also examine innovative approaches with offences of violence and sexual abuse.
Participants will move from a general understanding of the plight of Aboriginal peoples within the traditional criminal justice system to an exploration of the practical tools to advance restorative justice practices
They will examine underlying cultural values and grass roots efforts to advance Aboriginal justice within the context of the overall international strengthening of the indigenous voice
This will include discussion of themes of inclusion versus exclusion, silos and circles, urbanization and isolation, institutional versus community values, individuals and communities
Participants will examine different forms of mediation and conflict resolution, and consider approaches appropriate for different types of conflict or circumstances
They will engage in role plays and small and large group discussions on these restorative approaches.