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Posted: Monday, October 8, 2012 11:33 pm | Updated: 11:36 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

FAIRBANKS — Mark Stevens, Justice coordinator for the Carcross/Tagish First Nations, will lecture on restorative justice practices among indigenous people at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17, in room 109 of the Butrovich Building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. He will be joined, via video conference from Yukon College, by Harold Gatensby, Dakha T’lingit, who is an advocate for Peace-Making Circles, a community-based restorative justice approach to crime and restitution.

Stevens works with offenders, the courts and justice agencies, and prepares pre-sentencing reports to find appropriate placements and supports offenders in those placements.

Gatensby has international experience in community-based justice, dispute resolution, mediation and advocating for more appropriate and effective treatment of Native people. He also is one of the co-founders and an executive committee member of the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council.

The discussion is co-sponsored by the UAF Justice Dept., the Department of Communications and the Tribal Management Program. Refreshments will be served.

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