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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.

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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UPCOMING OUTREACH SCREENINGS

Saint Paul Library
Saint Paul Public Library: Hamline Midway Branch

St. Paul, MN
February 28, 1:00pm

POV Screening
Event Website


 

Saint Paul Library
AT THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE TRIALS AND HEARINGS (OATH)
World Trade Center, New York, NY
March 21, 6pm screening, followed by
a panel with Director Anne Makepeace, Tribal Judge Claudette White,
Judge Raymond Kramer, and others working in
New York City’s Restorative Justice Programs
To register, email info@MakepeaceProductions.com


 

NMAI
SMITHSONIAN
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
1 Bowling Green · New York, NY10004
March 22, 6:00pm
Introduction by Tribal Justice director Anne Makepeace

The screening will be followed by a conversation between
Kevin Gover, Director of the Smithsonian’s
National Museum of the American Indian
and Tribal Judge Claudette White
Email nmai-info@si.edu for details


 

Autry
AUTRY MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, April 22, 1:30-4:00pm
Q+A with Director Anne Makepeace and others TBD
Event Website


 

 


Law Schools

Harvard
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
Sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute
for Race and Justice
Cambridge, MA
Thursday, March 29th, 5:30-7:30pm
Venue: Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom
Q&A with Tribal Justice Executive Producer Ruth Cowan
and others TBD
Event Website


 


SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
Boston, MA
April 3, 2018, 1-3pm
Screening and Panel
Sponsored by Native American Law Students Association
Time and participants to be announced

Q+A with Director Anne Makepeace and
A panel of the following Tribal Court Judges:
Chief Judge Robert Mills, Mashpee Wampanoag Supreme Court
Judge Jean Lucasey, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
Chief Judge Eric Mehnert, Penobscot Nation
Judge Jill Tompkins, Penobscot Nation

 


Free POV Community Screenings
Open to the Public

More outreach screenings
are in the works. Stay tuned!

 


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

 

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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

 

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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