Makepeace Productions
Contact Outreach Coordinator

Tribal Justice
Outreach Page
Host a Screening of Tribal Justice!

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:

fill out form
Click to Request a Screening



AIFF Winner Charlotte




First Peoples Festival

Cinetopia - Winner







Big Sky Premiere Full Frame
Berkshire Mendocino ptff
Arlington Bushwick Doctober
Brooklyn Brooklyn Adirondack
Adirondack woods hole Rocky Mountain Womens Films Institute
Marthas Vineyard Nativisions Erie
Sebastopol Tartu Las Cruces
vail      roving eye vail
pocahontas   anchorage auckland
Hells Half Mile Docutah MINT
Native Spirit visual anthropology great lakes



St. Louis, MO
March 6, 2019 at 8pm
4818 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
Venue Website

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

A lovely, bittersweet film about an intensely delicate subject…

Law Schools

University of New Mexico School of Law

University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, NM
Friday, March 15; time to be announced
With Tribal Justices Abby Abinanti and Claudette White
Venue Website



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

Click here to request a screening!

fill out form
Click to Request a Screening

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

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
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


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

Vision Maker National Endowment for the Humanities MacArthur Foundation California Humanities POV Awesome Makepeace Productions