Tribal Law as Indigenous Social Reality and Separate Consciousness-[Re]Incorporating Customs and Traditions into Tribal Law by Christine Zuni Cruz explores the reflection of traditional legal concepts and values in enacted laws of indigenous nations. The premise of this article is that "an indigenous nation's sovereignty is strengthened if its law is based upon its own internalized values and norms." Zuni-Cruz's article questions the impact of enacted western laws on indigenous communities' people and culture.
Zuni Cruz, Christine. "Tribal Law as Indigenous Social Reality and Separate Consciousness [Re]Incorporating Customs and Traditions into Tribal Law." Tribal Law Journal 1, 1 (2001). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/tlj/vol1/iss1/4