Phil Gatensby

Phillip Gatensby is a Tlingit Peacemaker. For over 35 years, Phillip has  worked with human beings using a value-based transformational approach  to human development. This approach is facilitative in nature, drawing on  life experiences, Tlingit values, counselling techniques, and the unique  perspective of having emerged victorious both from residential school and  the correctional system. It is based on the idea of creating healing  opportunities that people may draw on their own resources to make  healthy choices for themselves, their families and their communities.  Phillip has applied this approach across North America, and Europe, in  diverse settings with people of all ages, from all walks of life. Street  people, Christian groups, gangs and Supreme Court judges have equally  found great value in this vision-driven combination of universal truths and  modern principles. The approach is profound in its inherent simplicity  and powerful in its unfailing ability to transform the lives of those who  choose to participate. Phillip has been in the restorative justice/Community justice field from its re-emergence. Phillip has also worked many years in the area of land-based healing.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2020