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A nonprofit publisher for restorative justice since 2002

Living Justice Press acts as a catalyst for rethinking what justice means in every aspect of life. Our books explore how we can respond to harms and conflicts in ways that promote understanding, healing, and positive change – from personal to systemic. Our books  are useful for restorative justice practitioners and educators, as well as the general public.

An Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

We at Living Justice Press acknowledge that the land we live and work on here in Minnesota rightfully belongs to the Dakota, Anishinaabe, and Ho-Chunk Peoples. Our ancestors stole this land from their ancestors through genocide. We benefit from the land, while the Dakota, Anishinaabe, and Ho-Chunk descendents do not.

The institutionalized mass harms of white supremacy and settler colonialism continue, having terrorized and killed the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and Africa for more than five centuries.

We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement that is now leading the struggle to fight these systems of racial oppression. And we stand with Indigenous Peoples who call for honoring treaties and returning stolen Native land. This stand is a first step in truth and reconciliation among our peoples.

Bdote confluence of Minnesota and Mississippi rivers Dakota sacred site

Harm Dependent No More

In 2007, I started writing a book entitled Harm-Dependent No More: Who Are We—Winners and Losers or Relatives? That was before the 2008 global financial collapse, before Obama, and before Trump. I wonder what will the world be like when I finally finish the book.   — Denise Breton          

“Books ARE a form of political action. Books are knowledge. Books are reflection. Books change your mind.”

                               —Toni Morrison

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NEWS / ARTICLES / OPINIONS

By Heather Cox Richardson, Letters from an American, 12/28/22

A dozen years ago, I wrote a book about the Wounded Knee Massacre, and what I learned still keeps me up at night. But it is not December 29 that haunts me. 

What haunts me is the night of December 28.

On December 28 there was still time to avert the massacre.

While one in four people in Minnesota (and across the nation) has a criminal record, four in four have a criminal history: that is, we are all criminals — and we’re also so much more.

By Emily Baxter, Minnesota Women’s Press, 8/25/22

Three hundred years ago, leaders of three British colonies and representatives of the Indigenous nations known as the Haudenosaunee Confederacy gathered in Albany, N.Y., to sign what is the oldest continuously recognized treaty in colonial American and United States law.

By Dr. Nicole Eustace, New York Times Opinion, 11/30/22

The idea that anti-racist is a code word for “anti-white” is the claim of avowed extremists.

“. . . as we [Democracy Now!] continue to cover the U.N. climate summit, we spend the hour with Indigenous activists and land defenders across the Americas.”

Amy Goodman interviews Indigenous activists, Democracy Now!, 11/17/22

Report: More than a quarter of missing girls in Hawai’i are Native Hawaiian and that members of the military play an outsized role in the sexual exploitation of children

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press, on Indian Country Today, 12/15/22

White supporters of racial justice around Buffalo have watched white nationalist ideologies creep into their communities. They’ve mobilized to convince people that white nationalism is not the answer.

All Things Considered, National Public Radio, 5/23/22, Adrian Florido interview with Erin Heaney of SURJ

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