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