Native Village of Eyak

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Restorative Justice Court Workshop

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“Tribal courts are important to community and to nation building.They’rethemechanisms to promote peace.” -Judge Joseph Flies-Away

“Tribal courts are important to community and to nation building.They’rethemechanisms to promote peace.”
-Judge Joseph Flies-Away


Flies-Away, Former Chief Judge for Hualapai Tribal Courts in Peach Springs, Arizona 

Flies-Away is an enrolled member of the Hualapai Nation, located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona, U.S.A. A community and nation-building consultant special- izing in justice system development, Flies-Away was chief judge for the Hualapai Tribal Court from 1996 to 1998, then associate judge until 2001. He is now visiting judge at Gila River Indian Community Court of Appeals and Trial Court in central Arizona. A graduate of Stanford University in Eng- lish Literature, he holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University and is a candidate for Juris Doctor from Arizona State University College of Law.

The Hualapai tribal council appointed Flies-Away chief judge after his first year of law school. “There has never been a Hualapai to go to law school before me,”hesaid. But Flies-Away has no interest in being “a regular lawyer.” It’s more important to him to help his people develop their own justice systems and establish community and nation- hood. To that end, he currently consults for the Tribal Law and Policy Institute.

What: Restorative Justice Court Workshop

When: July 23, 2013 9AM to 4 PM

Where: Native Village of Eyak Boardroom Who: Open to the community

Topic of Discussion: Creation of Tribal Court

For more information contact:
Gayle Gannon, Tribal Judicial Systems Administrator Phone: 424-7738
Email: gayle@eyak-nsn.gov