In this essay, Tribal Law Journal Editor-in-Chief Zuni Cruz comments on the purpose of the Tribal Law Journal. She borrows the term "shadow war" from the Zapatistas' use of the Internet as she describes the Journal's endeavor to make Indigenous law explicit and to promote mental sovereignty. She challenges and invites others who write about the law of Indigenous Peoples to join in making legal scholarship in this area accessible to the public, especially the Indigenous public, and to create a depository of thought, rejecting the scattering of thought, by publishing legal scholarship in the global, publicly accessible e-journal, that is the Tribal Law Journal, to develop alliances across the globe. The essay originally appeared in 47 Washburn L.J. 631 (2008).
Zuni Cruz, Christine. "Shadow War Scholarship, Indigenous Legal Tradition, and Modern Law in Indian Country." Tribal Law Journal 9, 1 (2009). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/tlj/vol9/iss1/2