Source: (1999) Full Circle: The Newsletter of the Restorative Justice Institute 3 (Spring): 2-4.

In exploring the nature and purpose of processes with participants arranged in a circle, Schweigert first points in general to the significance of the circle in human life. He then examines the particular significance of circles in Native American tradition and experience. The discussion touches on key aspects of Native American spirituality and on specific elements of circle processes in Native American cultures.