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Restorative justice: the indigenous justice system

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Dramatically different beliefs about justice will produce dramatically different methods for achieving justice. The beliefs underlying the traditional Indigenous restorative justice systems, systems that dramatically differ from the European-based system practiced in the USA are presented. The discussion highlights the legacy of colonialism for tribal communities and the resilience and creative resistance that have continued to characterize the spirit and ingenuity of Indigenous peoples.

Keywords: adversarial justice; indigenous justice; judicial inequity; restorative justice

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd.Oshkosh,WI,54901, US

Publication date: 2012-12-01

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