Native Peacemaking Seminar (30221) and Fieldwork (30224). 2 units for each component (4 units total). The seminar and fieldwork must be taken simultaneously. This seminar in Native Peacemaking will give students a unique opportunity to study and practice this indigenous form of conflict resolution, as well as to engage in meaningful Peacemaking-related project work for Native American tribes.
Students will be introduced to Federal Indian Law with special emphasis on how federal laws impact tribal sovereignty, self-determination, and tribal dispute resolution. Students will also receive significant mediation skills training to introduce them to party-driven dispute resolution, and they will practice those skills in a series of exercises and role plays. After mediation skills training is complete, students will receive formal Peacemaking training and participate in Peacemaking Circles. No pre-requisites are required. Enrollment limited to twelve. Permission of the instructor required. S.K. Watts.
Course Bidding: Students should bid on the Seminar component (LAW 30221). All students who are accepted to the seminar will then also be enrolled in the fieldwork component. It is not necessary to bid on the fieldwork component (LAW 30224). In addition to listing this course among experiential course selections, students should submit a CV and statement of interest describing the reason the student wants to take the course by June 23 at 4:30 p.m.
Note: This course requires significant team project work and client service. Accepted students will be notified before the add/drop period opens and they will be asked to confirm their acceptance. No student may drop the course once accepted.