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Cross Cultural Circles: What We Have Learned in Indian Country.

Boernke, Phyllis
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) Paper from “The Next Step: Developing Restorative Communities, Part 2,” the IIRP’s 8th International Conference on Conferencing, Circles and other Restorative Practices, October 18-20, 2006, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.

If you are a member of the dominant culture attempting to work in a minority culture, a number
of attributes and attitudes will serve you well. Based on 25 years of working on Indian
reservations throughout North and South Dakota and in working with Lakota and Dakota Peoples
in urban settings, we have learned some lessons to share with others who wish to bridge the
cultural distances. (excerpt)


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