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Sentencing Circle

Tribal Punishment


Sentencing Circle

Visual representation of nature's laws

"it must be remembered that the traditional purpose for allocating responsibility was not to pick out someone for punishment, but to identify issues that needed to be addressed, as well as the people whose attitudes and activities had to be reoriented if the issues were to be resolved" (Ross, Returning 209).

Continual Disobedience Leads to Sentencing
Interviewer - Earle Waugh, PhD.


"to this day the Navaho way of dealing with violent crimes against the person is not ordinarily retaliation or even punishment of the offender but levying a fine which is turned over not to ‘the state’ but to the sufferers and all his family to compensate for the economic loss done by injury or death" (Kluckhohn 373)

The Parents of an Offender are Initially Called Into the Cirlce
Interviewer - Earle Waugh, PhD.


General Consensus of the Sentencing Circle Outlines Reparations for Each Particular Case
Interviewer - Earle Waugh, PhD.

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