Native American Perspectives on Restorative Justice (resources)

Native American Perspectives on Restorative Justice:

The component is under Tribal Law and is called Settle Up

Tribal Law

(15 minutes)

Suggested for all ages

This Tribal Law Video and FAQ booklet helps you to resolve class conflicts using a modified form of tribal law called "settle-up".  This program teaches how to work toward student-led mediation in the classroom by teaching background history of what types of laws are involved in traditional Hupa/Karuk/Yurok life.  Included in the curriculum is a game to play and pre/post tests.  The main objective of settle-up is to help students take responsibility for their actions, and make reparations to a person who has had his/her feelings hurt - not to punish.

Other Native Restorative Justice Resources:

Peace Making:

A Cultural Approach to Restorative Justice:

Navajo Restorative Justice: