Tribal Justice is about a little known, underreported but effective criminal justice reform movement in America today: the efforts of tribal courts to create alternative justice systems based on their traditions. In California, the state with the largest number of Indian people and tribes, two formidable Native American women are among those leading the way. Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe on the northwest coast, and Claudette White, Chief Judge of the Quechan Tribe in the southeastern desert, are creating innovative systems that focus on restoring rather than punishing offenders in order to keep tribal members out of prison, prevent children from being taken from their communities, and stop the school-to-prison pipeline that plagues their young people.

2017 / United States
Runtime: 01:27:00

Director: Anne A Makepeace
Co-Director:
Producer: Anne A Makepeace
Executive Producer: Ruth Cowan
Editor: Russell Greene
Cinematographer/s: Barney Broomfield