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In this article, Evelyn WhiteEye shares her reflections on restorative justice from a Native Peoples perspective. The Circle/Medicine Wheel teachings of Native Peoples, emphasizing the organic nature of all life, empower right living in community. To the extent Native Peoples do not live in traditional ways but in ways outside of the Circle/Medicine Wheel teachings, they suffer and generate suffering. According to WhiteEye, in response to wrongdoing Native People traditionally sought accountability, amendment of life, and healing instead of punishment. These ways correspond well with principles and purposes of restorative justice.