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Blood Should Not Tell: The Outdated "Blood" Test Used to Determine Indian Status in Federal Criminal Prosecution
Blood should no longer play a leading role in determining whether a person is an Indian for purposes of federal criminal jurisdiction. The blood test evokes racial language in our jurisprudence that is outdated and unnecessary in 2012. A better test would discard blood and focus entirely on whether the person is enrolled or eligible for enrollment in a federally recognized Indian tribe.

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The Potential Impact of the Growing Mobile Society on Tribal Identity
When most Americans think of tribes in this country, they don’t think of modern Indians who may live next door and may look and act much like them, at least from a first glance. Yet the growing technological and physical mobility of modern society may be producing these fundamental changes in tribal identity. This article explores the challenges that face tribes as their identities are reshaped in the modern world.
In Memoriam: David Getches: A Tribute to a Leader and a Scholar
Indian country lost a great champion when David H. Getches walked on to the next world on July 5, 2011.
Garden of Truth
Sex trafficking is often thought of as a crime that originates overseas. This article explores the ugly reality of commercial sexual exploitation in the lives of American Indian women and girls, right here in the United States.
California v. Cabazon Band: A Quarter-Century of Complex, Litigious Self-Determination
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians may be the most momentous decision in federal Indian law in the last 50 years.