Source: (1996) Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference, Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 20-23, 1996, 20p.

This paper describes the design and implementation of the Nez Perce Peacemaker Project, which enables the tribal court to refer cases to mediation. The goal of the Peacemaker Project is to establish a culturally appropriate way for tribal members and institutions to resolve disputes. Tribal members co-mediate disputes with the law students and have successfully mediated two disputes. Topic include an overview of the program, implementation stages, collaboration with tribal members to ensure that the project reflects Nez Perce cultural values, and a discussion of how resources from a number of organizations were leveraged to maintain the program.