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Tribal Justice: Native Americans hope acknowledging the past will shape a better future

 

Last updated 11/16/2017 at 10:33am

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Tribal Judge Claudette White watches the "Tribal Justice" screening in Phoenix.

PHOENIX-Law students, professors and tribal members gathered recently at the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law in downtown Phoenix to watch the new documentary "Tribal Justice."

The documentary features two chief judges from tribes in Arizona and California, and highlights some of the issues found on reservations, including lack of federal funding and guardianship appeals for families in Indian Country.

Those behind the documentary said they hope the project helps shed a light into what tribal justice looks like while motivating the changes they would like to see.

"I hope for more collabora...



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