Monthly Archives January 2013

Pat McCabe

Pat McCabe, known as Woman Stands Shining, is an artist, writer, ceremonial leader and international speaker. She is a voice for global peace and her paintings are created as tools for individual, earth, and global healing. She has appeared in two documentary films: SEEDing Change and Journeying to Turtle Island and has presented at the International Healing Conference in Bali. She lives in Taos, NM
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Grandmother Mona Polacca

Grandmother Mona Polacca, a Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa elder, has a Master of Social Work degree. She serves on several United Nations committees on indigenous people’s issues and is a featured author, speaker, and educator on indigenous people’s human rights, aging, mental health, addiction, and violence. She is also the President/CEO and faculty of the Turtle Island Project, a non-profit program that promotes a vision of wellness by providing trans-cultural training to individuals, families, and healthcare professionals. Grandmother Mona is one of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, an extraordinary group of elders from around the world sharing prayers for healing and peace.
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Kim Workman

Kim Workman (of Ngati Kahungunu and Rangitaane descent) is a retired public servant, whose career spans roles in the Police, the Office of the Ombudsman, State Services Commission, Department of Maori Affairs, and Ministry of Health. He was Head of the Prison Service from 1989 – 1993. He is a graduate of Massey University, and has completed post-graduate study at the University of Southern California, and Stanford University. He is currently a Senior Associate of the Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University, and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Religious Studies in 2011.
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Johan Galtung

Johan Galtung, Global Pioneer of the Modern Peacebuilding Movement and Founder of TRANSCEND Mr. Galtung is one of the leading and founding pioneers of Peace and Conflict Resolution Academic programs worldwide. He is referenced and honored across the board in Peace Studies and the ensuing movements over the past 5 decades. He will join us to open a month of honoring Indigenous practices and views of Restorative justice.
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Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Criminal Justice?

At 2:15 in the afternoon on March 28, 2010, Conor McBride, a tall, sandy-haired 19-year-old wearing jeans, a T-shirt and New Balance sneakers, walked into the Tallahassee Police Department and approached the desk in the main lobby. Gina Maddox, the officer on duty, noticed that he looked upset and asked him how she could help. “You need to arrest me,” McBride answered. “I just shot my fiancée in the head.” When Maddox, taken aback, didn’t respond right away, McBride added, “This is not a joke.” Learn More
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