7 Pillars Community Project
For thousands of years, indigenous communities lived peacefully without the need for police, jails, lawyers, or any elements of the criminal justice system as we know it today. If someone committed a crime, they were held accountable to whoever was harmed, as well as the entire community. How were they able to accomplish what is considered impossible today?
From birth, the 7 sacred teachings have been ingrained in every aspect of life, by indigenous tribes for millennia. These sacred teachings go by many names across the globe but principles remain the same. The 7 Sacred Teaching are the basis for all of our organizing, programs, and community partnerships as we work to decolonize and ultimately abolish the prison industrial complex.
For each of the 7 Pillars we are creating partnership programs with other organizations. By joining forces with other grassroots organizers, we are building a stronger community foundation to help reduce the risk of incarceration, support people during incarceration, & provide support for returning citizens.