We are attempting to promote a process that we believe is more consistent with how justice matters would have been handled traditionally in our community. Rather than focusing on a specific incident as the legal system does at present, we believe a more holistic focus is required in order to restore balance to all parties of the victimization. The victimizer must be addressed in all his or her dimensions – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and within the context of all his or her past, present, and future relationships with family, community and Creator. The legal system’s adversarial approach does not allow this to happen.

~ Hollow Water First Nation   Manitoba   Canada