Tribal Law

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In Kaye Melvin’s fourth-grade class at Hoopa Elementary School, there is a dispute resolution system based on the traditional “settle-up” compensation principles of the indigenous peoples of California.

Available in VHS format.  Tribal Law. 1995, 15 minutes, color, teacher resource.

In Kaye Melvin’s fourth-grade class at Hoopa Elementary School, there is a dispute resolution system based on the traditional “settle-up” compensation principles of the indigenous peoples of California. This system is the basis for Unit 7 of Indians of Northwest California. Created as a training film for other teachers who wish to try this approach to classroom management, the video shows students resolving a problem using the “settle-up“ system, and gives background information on the underlying cultural values, as well as practical discussion for using this system in the classroom.