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Tribal Justice introduces audiences to two strong judges who are forging innovative justice systems in their tribal courts. By following compelling and dramatic cases, the film shows how their methods work, and is inspiring new ideas about justice.

Director Anne Makepeace with tribal judges Claudette White and Abby Abinanti.  Photo by Richard Carter
Director Anne Makepeace with tribal judges Claudette White and Abby Abinanti. Photo by Richard Carter

Law schools, restorative justice programs, recovery meetings, and conferences on everything from juvenile justice to child welfare to Indian law are screening Tribal Justice at venues across the country to facilitate conversations and change nationally and globally.

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UPCOMING OUTREACH SCREENINGS

Minneapolis Central Library

Minneapolis Central Library: Hennepin County
Minneapolis, MN
Thursday, October 24, 6:30-9pm
300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55401
With Director Anne Makepeace, and Tribal Justices
Abby Abinanti and Claudette White
Venue Website


Minneapolis Central Library

Topanga Library
Topanga, CA
November 11, 6pm
122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290
Venue Website


Minneapolis Central Library

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
OSU CINECULTURE
Stillwater, OK
November 21, 5:30pm
Tulsa, OK
November 21, 5:30pm


Minneapolis Central Library

KIXE TV NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION
Chino Public Library, Chino, CA
August 20, 2020, 6pm
Redding Public Library, Redding, CA
August 20, 2020, 6pm

A lovely, bittersweet film about an intensely delicate subject…
—John Anderson, The Wall Street Journal

Phenomenal, emotional,captures tribal courts and two wonderful spirits.
—Judge Richard Blake, Chief Judge of the Hoopa Tribe


Law Schools

San Diego

SAN DIEGO LAW LIBRARY
San Diego, CA
November 7; Time TBD
1105 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Q+A with Judge Claudette White
Open to the Public
Event Website


 

PREVIOUS LAW SCHOOL SCREENINGS

UCON

UConn School of Law
Thomas J. Meskill Law Library
Hartford, CT
Wednesday, March 13, 5:30-8:30pm
Sponsored by NALS (Native American Law School Association)
Venue Website



https://mtsac.lwcal.com/#!view/event/date/20190318/event_id/173511

The Mt. San Antonio College Paralegal Program
Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA
Monday, March 18, 2:30-5pm
Venue Website


University of New Mexico School of Law

University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, NM
THE TRIBAL LAW JOURNAL: 20TH ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM
Friday, March 29 at 11:30am-5pm
With Tribal Justices Abby Abinanti & Claudette White, and
Rep. Deb Haaland (Laguna) & Hon. Robert Yazzie (Navajo), and
local indigenous dispute resolution peacemakers
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seattle U

Seattle University School of Law
Center for Indian Law and Policy
Seattle, WA
Thursday, April 4
With Judge Claudette White from the film who will
speak at a reception following the screening
Venue Website


Community

NATIVE AMERICAN LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION (NALSA)
ALEXANDER BLEWETT III SCHOOL OF LAW
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
Missoula, MT
Monday, April 15 at 5:30pm in Room 101
As part of Indian Law Week
32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812
To be followed by a discussion about Restorative Justice Efforts
Free and open to the public

 


Testimonials

The film is a wonderful way to educate people about tribal sovereignty and the ways we use it to resolve disputes in our tribal communities.
—John Echohawk, Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund

The screening was powerful. At times, it hit so close to home. I loved that they dared to tell a multifaceted tale that wasn't win-all or lose-all — it was the truth. Happy. Sad. Honest. That's Indian Country. That's the story we need told.
—Law student at UCLA conference, March 2017

Phenomenal, emotional, captures tribal courts and two wonderful spirits.
—Richard Blake, Chief Judge of the Hoopa Tribe

A story of two tribes managing reservation justice. Gritty, realistic, hopeful, and culturally grounded.
Duane Champagne, Professor of Sociology and American Indian Studies at UCLA, and Professor of —Law at UCLA School of Law

Thank you for all you do, and for how your films make it possible for those of us who teach about Indigenous peoples and Indigenous rights to do it in a meaningful, transformational way.
—Amy E. Den Ouden, PhD, Professor at UMass Boston

Powerful narrative. Important topics covered. I appreciated the balance of unflinching exposition of the complex web that is addiction, cycles of abuse and historical trauma—without generalizing/stereotyping that all Native [Americans] are struggling in addiction. Hope this continues to be shown widely.
—Emily Van Dyke at Harvard Law School screening

 

Tribal Justice Outreach

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Previous Conference, Law School, and Community Screenings

Harvard Law School

Stanford Law School

Yale Law School

UCLA Law School

Lewis and Clark Law School

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU

Safety+Justice Challenge
Supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
New Orleans, LA

The National Consortium on Racial and
Ethnic Fairness in the Courts

National Congress of American Indians
Milwaukee, WI

Beyond the Bench: Annual Conference
San Diego, CA

American Indian Justice Conference
Palm Springs, CA

Washington State Tribal State Court Consortium
2017 Fall Judicial Conference
Vancouver, WA

6th Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court
Enhancement Training
Albuquerque, NM

National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA)
Pueblo of Isleta, Albuquerque, NM

Art Colloquium: Making Art in a Time of Rage
UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

Seekonk Public Library
Seekonk, MA

Goddard Riverside Community Center
New York, NY

Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe, NM

Ypsilanti District Library
Ypsilanti, MI

Daniel Boone Regional Library
Columbia, MO

US Attorney's Office
San Diego, CA

Crandall Library
Glens Falls, NY

Chicago Public Library
Chicago, IL

Georgetown County Library Systems
Pawleys Island, SC

Denver Public Library
Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library
Denver, CO

Chicago Public Library, Avalon Branch
Chicago, IL

University of Nebraska Law School
Lincoln, NE

Surry County Public Library
Surry, VA

Hamline Midway Library
St. Paul, MN

From Courtroom to Community: Rethinking the Role of Judges;
Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings (OATH)
New York, NY

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
New York, NY

Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA

National Native American Bar Association Annual Meeting
Scottsdale, AZ

Suffolk University Law School
Boston, MA

Autry Museum of the American West
Los Angeles, CA

Florence Indian Mound Museum
Florence, A
L

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
NAISA CONFERENCE
Los Angeles, CA

Indigenous Film Festival
Missoula, MT

Center for Court Innovation
Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians
Redwood Valley

Northern California Educational Television KIXE
Chico, CA

Minnesota Correctional Facility
Shakopee, MN

Monroe Library
Monroe Township, NJ

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Judical Center
Mayetta, KN

Native Cinema Showcase
Santa Fe, NM

Daniel Boone Regional Library
Ashland, MO

NYU Center for Media, Culture, and History
New York, NY

Indigenous Showcase
Seattle, WA

Rathbun Branch Library
Bakersfield, CA

Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

Smithsonian: National Museum of the American Indian
Washington, DC

Chicago Public Library: Woodson Regional
Chicago, IL

Community Center of Lake County
Idlewood, MI

TechArtista
St. Louis, MO

 

The Moviehouse; Millerton NY
Rockland Public Library; Rockland, ME
Galena Public Library District; Galena, IL
Bishop Paiute Tribal Court; Bishop, CA
Belfast Free Library; Belfast, ME
Northern California Intertribal Court System (NCICS); Hopland, CA
St. Charles City-County Library District; St Peters, MO

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