Larry and Cathie are passionate about human rights, indigenous rights, restorative justice and public education. Larry started in restorative justice in 1996 as a founding member of the Kaslo Restorative Justice Committee. In 2001 he teamed up with film maker Cathie Douglas and together they created Heartspeak Productions. They partnered with Professor Liz Elliott and the Centre of Restorative Justice at Simon Fraser University and Community Justice Initiatives and many others to launch their first video project, A Healing River - An Invitation to Explore Restorative Justice Values and Principles. Their quest took them up to the Yukon to learn from Harold, Colleen and Phil Gatensby of the Tlinget Nation and into the prisons of the Lower Mainland volunteering with the Alternatives to Violence Project and the Native Brotherhood. Heartspeak has filmed seminars, workshops, lectures, circles and interviews and shares them through social media and on DVD through public libraries. They are truly heartened when folks get together, watch the videos, discuss the material and take action in their communities. Larry was the 2014 winner of the National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award.  In 2013, Larry and Cathie were winners of the Hummingbird Award Simon Fraser University and John Howard Society, and the 2013 winners of the Crime Prevention Media Award from the Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division of the BC Ministry of Justice

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