Perspectives on Resolving Disputes in Indian Country
Thursday, May 22, 2008, 1:30pm 3:00pm

Presenters:
Janice Whitney, JD (Moderator), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Tom Colosi, The Colosi Group
Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan, Onondaga Council of Chiefs of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee

Track: Matching the Process to the Problem: Navigating Process Choices

Description:
Come listen and learn as Chief Oren Lyons discusses his firsthand experiences using ancient oral consensus building principles and processes to resolve conflicts and promote peace, equity, unity and harmony. Tom Colosi, former VP of the American Arbitration Association, will discuss his firsthand experiences mediating disputes in Indian Country from Wounded Knee in South Dakota, to Mohawk country in up-state New York, to the Red Lake Band of the Chippewa Tribe in Minnesota. Ms. Whitney will then facilitate socratic Q&A with audience participants and the two presenters. Participants will leave with a handbag of tools and examples of how to use the tools to effectively resolve conflicts.

Primary Target Audience(s): Corporate Entities/Resource Users ECR Practitioners/Attorney Mediators Government Staff (Federal, State, Local and Tribal) Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians Non-governmental Organizations

Handouts/Presentations:
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