A two-day event featuring seven Indigenous women working toward tribal justice in academic, legal, and cultural venues throughout the country, and a screening of the award-winning film from Vision Maker Media.
Native Women’s Justice Forum
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 5:30 PM MCCOLLUM HALL AUDITORIUM, ROOM 115; NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW
This forum features a panel discussion with an executive, historian, and judge working to promote Native women’s access to justice within and beyond tribal communities throughout the United States. Audiences will learn about past and present practices making women particularly vulnerable members of their communities, hearing from those working as advocates and reformers, and should look forward to an opportunity for dialogue and exchange with panelists.
Tribal Justice Screening & Panel
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 6:30 PM, CITY UNION AUDITORIUM
In Tribal Justice, two Native American judges reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for youth. By addressing the root causes of crime, they are modeling restorative systems that are working. Mainstream courts across the country begin to take notice.
Audiences will hear from a local practitioner of Indian law in addition to the filmmaker and featured judge regarding their experiences pursuing tribal justice in and beyond Indian Country and will have an opportunity to discuss the film’s significance with the panelists.