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April 04, 2019

Exploring the Tribal Court System

4:30 p.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
Location: C5, 2nd Floor Gallery

“Tribal Justice” Film Screening

Sullivan Hall, Room C5

4:30–6:00 p.m.


Reception and Keynote

Sullivan Hall, 2nd Floor Gallery

6:15–8:00 p.m.


Tribal courts throughout the nation are leading the way in transforming their communities through traditional modes of restorative justice. Join us for a screening of the film “Tribal Justice,” followed by a reception, with a keynote by Judge Claudette White, who is featured in the film. The program will highlight the incredible work tribal court judges do to provide access to holistic, structured, and phased treatment and rehabilitation services that incorporate culture and tradition.

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About the Speaker

Judge Claudette C. White, an enrolled member of the Quechan Indian Tribe, has served the tribe as a judge for 11 years, as a pro tem judge and now as chief judge. Over a distinguished career with tribal courts, she has worked to ensure justice by collaborating with local and neighboring jurisdictions and educating state counterparts to ensure tribal court recognition. Judge White graduated from Northern Arizona University with a major in Criminal Justice and earned a law degree from the Sandra Day O’Conner School of Law at Arizona State University, with a special certificate in Federal Indian Law.


Sponsored by: Minority and Justice Commission, Gender and Justice Commission, and Tribal State Court Consortium; and Indigenous Peoples Institute – Seattle University