Archives for 2013

Sequoyah Trueblood

Choctaw Sequoyah Trueblood shares Indigenous Perspectives of Restorative Justice Sequoyah Trueblood (enrolled with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) has contributed selflessly for many years in Canada, and the United States, and around the world as a role model for healthy leadership, bringing peace and joy to the hearts of many. As a pipe carrier and messenger of peace and with an “off the grid” style in his work he offers something most have never experienced: the genuine guidance of a supportive, profoundly inspired and diversely experienced Elder. His consistent ability to touch wounded hearts and sooth troubled minds with compassion
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Therese Bartholomew

Tonight’s weekly edition of Restorative Justice on The Rise features a courageous advocate for RJ, Therese Bartholomew, Director of The Final Gift and of the Restorative Justice Initiative. Her brother, Steve, was murdered a decade ago and she openly shares via the film, and her life, the journey she has taken in the aftermath of her brother’s death
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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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