Andrew Center conference on restorative justice in Indian country, March 10

The Andrew Center for Restorative Justice at the Marquette University Law School will host a one-day conference titled “Restorative Justice in Indian Country: Speaking the Truth, Instilling Accountability, and Working Toward Healing,” on Friday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The day’s schedule will include:

  • 8 a.m. — Coffee and check-in
  • 9 a.m. — Program begins
  • Noon — Complimentary lunch
  • 4 p.m. — Program ends

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required and limited. Please register online. 

The conference will include music by Wade Fernandez and an opening with a traditional Native American color guard and drum ceremony.  

Special speakers and panelists consist of: 

  • Mark Denning, Aak wade’ ewin, “to face the foe with integrity”
  • Jason Dropik, head of school, Indian Community School, Milwaukee
  • Maka Black Elk, executive director for Truth and Healing Red Cloud Indian School
  • Joseph Flies-Away, former chief justice, Hualapai Tribal Court
  • Shannon Holsey, president, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians and president of the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council
  • JoAnn B. Jayne, Chief Justise, Navajo Nation Supreme Court
  • Patrice Kunesh, member, U.S. Treasury Community Development Advisory Board; major gifts officer, Native American Rights Fund; director, Pehiŋ Haha Consulting, presidential nominee for Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans at U.S. Health and Human Services
  • Sterling Knox, Marquette Ph.D. student
  • Samantha Majhor, assistant professor of English in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ron J. Whitener, affiliate professor of law, University of Washington Law School