Source: (2002) Paper presented at "Dreaming of a New Reality," the Third International Conference on Conferencing, Circles and other Restorative Practices, August 8-10, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Indian restorative practices address healing. This workshop will show how traditional Indian ceremonies heal (maintaining due respect for the sacredness and confidentiality of actual ceremonies) and how the same healing dynamics work in traditional Indian restorative practices. It will show Indian contributions to the conferencing movement, and their relevance to Western approaches to restoration. the presentation will build upon research which related Navajo peacemaking practices to traditional Navajo healing methods. It will also address the question of whether or how Indian practices can be replicated in Western restorative processes. Author's abstract.

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