Grant #69

Tribal Justice

February 18, 2014

Teacher. Writer. Political Scientist. Ruth Cowan’s life is devoted to the advancement of opportunities for marginalized people worldwide.

Of her many achievements, two of the most notable include co-founding Pro Mujer, a leading women’s development organization, and producing Courting Justice, a documentary that explores rights-based justice in post-apartheid South Africa through the eyes of seven female judges. The doc served as a fitting precursor to Cowan’s latest film: Tribal Justice.

In an effort to combat the lack of reliable information about Native issues, Cowan will offer an intimate look at the judicial lives of tribal court chief judges Abby Abinanti and Claudette White; who serve the two largest Native American tribes in California. An exploration of the critical issues facing Indian Country (such as the removal of children from their tribes and high rates of alcoholism, drug abuse and domestic violence) and the ways in which creating a tribal judicial system will restore justice and help rebuild their nations, Cowan hopes the movie will also enlighten and inspire.

Misconceptions, your days are numbered.

Grab your popcorn and snag a first look at Ruth’s new film here.

Category: Activism, Documentary, Education, Empowerment, Film, Media, Preservation

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS UNTIL JANUARY 10, 2022!

We are working hard to catch up on 1000s of applications. Please do not add to the pile of awesomeness right now.

Any applications submitted between August 24, 2021 and January 9, 2022 will not be reviewed, and no responses will be sent.

To be clear: Apply on January 10, 2022, and not one day earlier, because we don’t want to miss your awesome idea!

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@AF_WB), Facebook (@AwesomeWithoutBorders), and here on our fab website for updates on our weekly grant announcements. You can also join our quarterly newsletter:

See you next year.

Cheers,
Awesome Without Borders Trustees