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"A Way Out Of Conflict" video on the need for mediation services at the Hopi Tribe:
“The Nakwatsvewat Institute promotes organic nation-building, including economic, justice and education development projects in Native communities.”
– Pat Sekaquaptewa
September 12, 2014: The Nakwatsvewat Institute, Inc. congratulates Diane J. Humetewa on her U.S. Senate confirmation to the U.S. District Court of Arizona. Ms. Humetewa is from the Hopi village of Hotevilla and has been a strong supporter of Nakwatsvewat's dispute resolution efforts.
April 30, 2014: Board president Pat Sekaquaptewa discusses custom law and mediation on video at the University of Arizona click here >
February 26, 2014: Susan Secakuku is appointed Executive Director of The Nakwatsvewat Institute. Pat Sekaquaptewa will now serve as the president of the organization's board of directors. Many thanks to Pat for her contributions, and welcome to Susan!
To learn more about the mediation service discussed in the video "A Way Out of Conflict" click here >
Ethan Elkind publishes article on mediating in Indian Country in Association for Conflict Resolution Magazine read it here >
Pat Sekaquaptewa discusses the importance of tribal courts with California Connected read it here >
Hopi mediators conduct an exercise called "babysteps" read more >
Pat Sekaquaptewa (standing), Board President of TNI, leads a mediation training program on the Hopi reservation read more >