Benefits of Joining the Network
Join Network Members as we resolve environmental issues and bridge Native and non-Native cultures and practices
Network members bring Native and non-Native people together to resolve problems in ways that are culturally appropriate,
foster healing, improve outcomes, and create sustainable relationships.
The Native Dispute Resolution Network embraces all collaborative approaches to environmental problem-solving and
As a Network member you will have opportunities for
Awareness and Appreciation: Develop relationships that honor Native wisdom, build multi-cultural understanding,
and explore our connection to the natural world.
Learning and Information Sharing: Skills Exchange Workshops and other gatherings will enhance your knowledge
of dispute resolution processes and give you tools to make you better at what you do. Access the members-only website and listserv,
as well as other Native Network members you can rely on for information and helpful resources.
Professional Networking and Partnering: Expand your contacts and connect with other Network partner and
practitioner members. Also, members work with each other on specific projects.
Referrals: Agencies, tribes and groups looking for help with collaborative planning or environmental conflict
resolution involving Native people contact the U.S. Institute for referrals to Network members. Past issues addressed have
included: multi-governmental habitat restoration planning, government-to-government consultation on environmental or cultural
property issues, assisted negotiations regarding natural resource or trust-land issues and many others.
When you join the Network, you provide information about your experience.
We give that information to people asking
for a referral.