CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX

INDIGENOUS LESSONS FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTIONa

Geneviève Souillac

Douglas P. Fry

This chapter explores indigenous values and peacemaking systems from micro- and macroperspectives. It considers not only conflict resolution within particular cultural contexts but also attempts to cross the borderlands between indigenous worldview and the value orientation of the modern, postindustrial West, while keeping a focus on how to apply conflict resolution lessons in new contexts and at higher levels of social complexity, right up to and including the global.

The first section of this chapter focuses on indigenous conflict resolution orientations and practices. We explore contrasting value systems and the implications for engaging in participatory ...

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