Source: (2005) In, Nielsen, Marianne O. and Zion, James W., editors, Navaja Nation Peacemaking. Living Traditional Justice. The University of Arizona Press. Tucson pp.125-141

In 1993, the Navajo Nation initiated Yaa Da, Yam a pilot program designed to work directly with juveniles and their families through peacemaking processes, where traditional teaching is strongly encourages and implemented as a treatment plan. The program name, Yaa Da’ Ya, neatly illustrates the goals of this approach; the name means “upward bound” in the Navajo language. (excerpt)