Source: (2005) In Wanda D. McCaslin, ed., Justice as Healing: Indigenous Ways. Writings on Community Peacemaking and Restorative Justice from the Native Law Centre. St. Paul, MN: Living Justice Press. Pp. 190-195.
“CHCH is our attempt to take responsibility for what is happening to us. Through the power of the circle, we work to restore balance and to make our community a safe place for future generations. CHCH stems from our beliefs: (1) that victimizers are created, not born; (2) that the vicious cycle of abuse in our community must be broken–now; and (3) that, given a safe place, healing is possible and will happen.” (excerpt)