CONFERENCE PLENARY: Strong Oaks

Meet Conference Plenary Strong Oak Lefebvre, MSSA

Executive Director and co-founder of the Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition INC. They are a co-author of the Walking in Balance with All Our Relations teaching curriculum, a violence prevention approach that is based on transformative/restorative Circle practices and traditional values of indigenous people prior to colonization. Strong Oak has recently been named to the statutory Governor’s Restorative Justice Advisory Committee in Massachusetts to serve from 2018 to 2024. They teach Circle process to communities, agencies, and providers working with those who are survivors of homicide victims, domestic and sexual violence; and those who are working to return to their communities’ violence-free after having hurt others.

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