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Aküm Longchari: A brief interview with a Naga peacebuilder

Spaulding, Patricia
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Reflections: A Journal of the Conflict Transformation Program 1: 29-32.

Nagalim (Nagaland) is a territory located at the juncture of China, India, and Burma. It has had a longstanding dispute with India to maintain independence from India. Aküm Longchari, a graduate of the Conflict Transformation Program (Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia), is a native of Nagalim (Nagaland) and an activist there. He works to strengthen the Indo-Naga peace process, as well strengthening Naga internal capacity to achieve a just peace and reconciliation. In this interview he talks about his experience in the Conflict Transformation Program and its application to his efforts at peacebuilding amidst the conflict in Nagaland with India.


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