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Robert Yazzie was a keynote speaker at the Restorative Justice Conference.

The Honorable Robert Yazzie is a member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association, and practiced law for 16 years, having served as Chief Justice for the Navajo Nation from 1992 until his retirement in 2003.
He now holds the position of Chief Justice Emeritus.
Chief Justice Yazzie received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College, and his juris doctorate degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and served as a district judge for eight years. Past appointments include a stint as the Director of the Diné Policy Institute of Diné College in the Navajo Nation. In this role, he developed policy using authentic Navajo thinking and applied the Fundamental Laws of the Diné to contemporary problems.
Author of several articles and book chapters on Navajo peacemaking, traditional Indian law, and international human rights law, Chief Justice Yazzie teaches law at the Navajo Technical College. Other educational positions he currently holds include Visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law, Adjunct Professor of the Department of Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University, and Visiting Member of the Faculty for the National Judicial College.
A well-known lecturer, he regularly leads discussions of traditional indigenous law at various venues throughout the world, and has frequently visited foreign lands to share his wisdom about traditional indigenous justice and governance.

On June 19-21, 2013, nearly 500 leading international academics, practitioners, and activists in the fields of restorative and racial justice traveled to Toledo, Ohio, for an important historic event – the Fourth National Restorative Justice Conference. As co-hosts and sponsors, Lourdes University and The University of Toledo Foundation were proud and excited to be part of this relevant and important event.
The conference was held at the hotel at UTMC.
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