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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 in and out of their courts, the film shows how their methods work, and is inspiring new ideas in broad ranging events and conversations across the country.

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

Cinetopia - winner! First Peoples Award

Law schools, restorative justice programs, recovery meetings, and conferences on everything from juvenile justice to child welfare to Indian law are beginning to screen Tribal Justice at venues across the country. We look forward to using this story to help facilitate conversations and change nationally and globally. If you would like to request a screening or discuss partnership opportunities with our team, please click on the icon below:

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Washington State Tribal State Court Consortium
2017 Fall Judicial Conference
Vancouver, WA
September 18, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

6th Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court
Enhancement Training
Sponsored by The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI)
Albuquerque, NM
September 12-14 (exact date and time TBD)

The National Indian Education Association
Orlando, FL
October 5 (exact time TBD)

Safety+Justice Challenge
Supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
New Orleans, LA
October 10 · Details to be announced.

Art Colloquium: Making Art in a Time of Rage
UCSB Screening
Santa Barbara, C!
October 12 (exact time TBD)
Director Anne Makepeace in attendance

Beyond the Bench
Annual Conference
San Diego, CA
December 19 (exact time TBD)

American Indian Justice Conference
Sponsored by TLPI and NAICJA
Palm Springs, CA
December (exact date and time TBD)

Law Schools

Arizona State University Law School
at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
September 15 from 1:30 to 4pm
Downtown Phoenix Campus
Beus Center for Law and Society
W.P. Carey Armstrong Great Hall
111 E. Taylor Street Phoenix, AZ 85004
Judge Claudette White in attendance
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University of Nebraska Law School in Lincoln, NE
November (exact date and time TBD)

Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA
Spring 2018 (exact date and time TBD)

Many more outreach screenings
are in the works. Stay tuned!

Previous Conference, Law School, and Community Screenings

Harvard Law School

Stanford Law School

The National Native American Student Association Annual Conference
at UCLA Law School

The National Consortium on Racial and
Ethnic Fairness in the Courts

The Moviehouse, Millerton NY

Rockland Public Library, Rockland, ME

Free POV Community Screenings
Open to the Public

Bishop Paiute Tribal Court
Bishop, CA
2490 Diaz Lane
September 19, Noon and at 5:30pm
September 21, Noon
October 2, 8:30am

Belfast Free Library
Belfast, ME
September 20, 6:00pm

Northern California Intertribal Court System (NCICS)
Hopland, California
Thursday, September 21, 12:00pm

St. Charles City-County Library District
St Peters, MO
Tuesday, October 10, 6:30pm

Seekonk Public Library
Seekonk, MA
410 Newman Ave.
October 17, 5:30pm

Goddard Riverside Community Center
Bernie Wohl Center; 647 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024
October 19 at 7:30pm
$10 suggested donation
Executive Producer Ruth Cown in attendance

Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe, NM
November 7, 4pm

Ypsilanti District Library
Ypsilanti, MI
November 7, 6:30pm

Daniel Boone Regional Library
Columbia, MO
November 8, 6:30pm

Native American History Month Presents Tribal Justice,
US Attorney's Office

San Diego, CA
Saturday, Nov 11, 12:30pm

Georgetown County Library Systems
(Waccamaw Branch)

Pawleys Island, SC
Friday, November 17, 6:30pm

Martin County Library System
Stuart, FL
November 19, 2:00pm

Chicago Public Library, Avalon Branch
Chicago, IL
Wednesday, November 29, 6:30pm

Hamline Midway Library
St. Paul, MN
Monday, December 27, 1:00pm

Other Upcoming Community Screenings

Glenbow Museum
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
September 28 (exact time TBD)
Q+A with Director Anne Makepeace
and Piikani Traditionalist Jerry Potts

Goddard Riverside Community Center
647 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY
October 19th, 7:30pm

Crandall Library
Glens Falls NY
November 14, screening at 2:30 and 6:30pm
Q+A with Director Anne Makepeace


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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