november, 2018

05nov6:00 pm9:00 pm‘Tribal Justice’ film screening


Event Details

Join us November 5 for a film screening of Tribal Justice — the award winning documentary about tribal judges who create compassionate and effective justice systems from their traditions and model restorative justice in action.

A panel discussion with Justice Anne McKeig (of Ojibwe descent), Judge Laurie Vilas (White Earth Nation), and Anne Makepeace, writer, producer, and director of Tribal Justice will follow the film.

Reservations to Tribal Justice

Film Screening | Tribal Justice

Monday, November 5 | 6:00 p.m. film screening
7:30 p.m. panel discussion | 8:00 p.m. reception

Elmer L. Andersen Library
University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN
Parking & directions

This event is free & open to the public. Reservations requested by October 26.

About the film

Tribal Justice is a documentary feature about a little known, underreported but effective criminal justice reform movement in America: the efforts of tribal courts to create alternative systems of justice. There are more than 300 tribal courts across the country.

In California, two formidable women lead the way. Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe on the north coast, and Claudette White, Chief Judge of the Quechan Tribe in the southern 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.

About the exhibit

The film screening of Tribal Justice is part of the event programming related to the current exhibit of archival materials at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

Plan your visit to the exciting new exhibit, Such a Big Dream: Edward S. Curtis at 150 co-curated by Tim Johnson and by Christopher Cardozo, widely acknowledged as the world’s leading authority on Edward S. Curtis. At Elmer L. Andersen Library until January 18, 2019.


(Monday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Elmer L Andersen Library

222 S 21st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454, United States


University of Minnesota