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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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First Peoples Festival

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Big Sky Premiere Full Frame
Berkshire Mendocino ptff
Arlington Bushwick Doctober
Brooklyn Brooklyn Adirondack
Adirondack woods hole Rocky Mountain Womens Films Institute
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San Diego

San Diego, CA
Postponed until further notice due to
coronavirus social-distancing precautions

Partnering with the Oceanside Public Library
Oceanside Cultural District
North San Diego County ·  Location to be announced
Q+A with Judge Claudette White
Open to the Public
Event Website

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


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


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Aquinnah Cultural Center, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Rockland Public Library; Rockland, ME
Galena Public Library District; Galena, IL
Bishop Paiute Tribal Court; Bishop, CA
Belfast Free Library; Belfast, ME
The Moviehouse; Millerton NY
Northern California Intertribal Court System (NCICS); Hopland, CA
St. Charles City-County Library District; St Peters, MO
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
Martin County Library System; Stuart, FL
Denver Public Library: Denver, CO
Chicago Public Library, Avalon Branch; Chicago, IL
Surry County Public Library; Surry, VA
Hamline Midway Library; St. Paul, MN
Sebastapol Documentary Film Festival; Sebastopol, CA

Autry Museum of the American West; Los Angeles, CA
Florence Indian Mound Museum; Florence, AL
Center for Court Innovation; Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians; Redwood Valley, CA
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
Daniel Boone, Regional Library; Ashland, MO
Rathbun Brank Library; Bakersfield, CA
Chicago Public Library: Woodson Regional; Chicago, IL
Community Center of Lake County; Idlewood, M
Topanga Library, Topanga, CA
Minneapolis Central Hennepin Library, Minneapolis, MN
Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT
Tulalip Tribe’s Hibulb Cultural Center, Tulalip, WA
KIXE Northern CA Educational Television, Chino, CA


Scribe Video Center Producer's Forum; Philadelphia, PA
American Indian Justice Conference; Palm Springs, CA
Beyond the Bench: Annual Conference; San Diego, CA
American Indian Justice Conference; Palm Springs, CA
Beyond the Bench: Annual Conference; San Diego, CA
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, N
National Native American Bar Association Annual Meeting; Scottsdale, AZ

Native American and Indigeneous Studies Association
NAISA Conference; Los Angeles, CA
Native Cinema Showcase; Santa Fe, NM
Michigan Hall of Justice; Lansing, MI
Minnesota Film Society; Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN
Northwest Film Forum; Seattle, WA
Smithsonian: National Museum of the American Indian: Washington DC
Society of Visual Anthropology: Film and Media Festival: San Jose, CA
Pocahontas Reframed: Native American Storytellers Film Festival:
Richmond, VA
Marist College: Poughkeepsie, NY
Southampton Arts Center; Southampton, NY
TechArtista, St. Louis, MO


Harvard University Law School (HUNAP and NALSA); Cambridge MA
UCLA (NALSA); Los Angeles CA
Stanford University Law School; Palo Alto CA
Harvard Law School; Cambridge, MA
Notre Dame Law School; Notre Dame, Indiana
Suffolk University Law School; Boston, MA
San Diego Law Law Library, San Diego, CA
University of Nebraska Law School: Lincoln, NE
Native American Law Student Association (NALSA), Missoula, MT
Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA
University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, NM
The Mt. San Antonio College Paralegal Program, Walnut, CA
UConn School of Law, Hartford, CT

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