Tribal Justice Documentary screening
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About the Event
The Make Change Community Action film series is returning! The first film that will be shown this year will be called “Tribal Justice.” It re-centers the lives and complexities of indigenous peoples and because it underscores the invaluable work being done by tribal courts to embed resources and support into its systems of accountability.
The film screening will occur on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in room 401 of the Integrated Technology Center.
Film Synopsis: “Two Native American tribal court judges in California strive to reduce incarceration rates and heal their people by restoring rather than punishing offenders. Abby is a fierce, lean elder who has dedicated her life to humane justice. Claudette represents a new generation of Native American lawyers who are revisioning justice. The film follows cases in and out of their courts. Taos Proctor is facing life in prison when we meet him in Abby’s court. We follow his story over two years as Abby and her staff help him rebuild his life. A thousand miles south, Claudette reunites a nine-year-old boy with his family. Meanwhile, her teenage nephew is at risk of entering the school to prison pipeline..”