Tribal courts are asserting their ability to mete out justice and work toward healing. Many tribal courts are being recognized for restorative justice and for providing a means to address wrongs that go unresolved in other courts. Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce speaks with Matthew Fletcher (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians), law professor at the University of Michigan Law School and author of the “Turtle Talk” blog, and Matt Johnson (enrolled in the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla; the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation), court director of the Umatilla Tribal Court.
Break 1 music: War Dance Song A1 (song) Ponemah Chippewa Singers (artist) Chippewa War Dance Songs for Powwow (album)
Break 2 music: Monsters of the World Unite (song) Arigon Starr (artist) Meet the Diva (album)