Native American judges are reaching back to traditional concepts of justice restore their communities rather than punishing offenders. The new documentary Tribal Justice spotlights tribal courts that incorporate indigenous customs and beliefs into their justice systems.
The film follows Abby Abinanti and Claudette White, chief judges in two of the more than 300 tribal courts across the country, as they navigate cross-jurisdictional issues in their courts and communities.
Anne Makepeace, writer, producer, and director Tribal Justice
Abby Abinanti, chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe on the north coast of California