"Circles" - Documentary on Native American practices of restorative justice"Circles" - Documentary on Native American practices of restorative justicehttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/186091Stokes Multicultural Center2011-09-30T16:15:002011-09-30T18:00:00
September 30, 4:15PM–6:00PM
Stokes Multicultural Center
A film about justice and community healing, Circles is an inside look at sentencing circles- an alternative approach to sentencing offenders in the Yukon. By bringing together the perpetrator of crime, his or her victims, peers and elders, sentencing circles focus on finding ways to heal the offender, the victim and the community, instead of simply punishment. For many Aboriginal men in the North, going to jail was a natural extension of attending residential schools run by missionaries. For some, circle sentencing is a way to re-connect with their spiritual traditions and to break away from the cycle of crime, court, prison.
Researched and directed by Shanti Thakur
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada
Event held in conjunction with the visit of the Iroquois Lacrosse Program team.
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