Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day with us by recognizing the incredible work being done by tribal justice systems across the United States.
The legal system often runs counter to the traditional practices and values of tribal communities, yet there is meaningful, transformative work happening to support the safety and wellbeing of Native communities. Approaches to justice that honor and uphold Indigenous culture, while addressing common challenges like crime and safety, protecting victims, and improving public health are crucial to document and share. You can visit tribaljustice.org, a site run by to learn more about the innovative work being done to transform justice in tribal communities.
If I'm out of balance, I'm no good for the world. Restorative justice taught me about balance. – David Raasch, retired chief judge Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans Tribal Court during "Healing from Conflict: Restorative Approaches and a Path Forward for Justice."
Our tribal justice partners have shared many lessons with us, and we are thankful for the opportunity to use their wisdom and guidance in the development and implementation of our own restorative justice practices.
Join us in recognizing and celebrating tribal sovereignty and the strength and resilience of Indigenous communities today and every day of the year!