The New York Times quoted Gabe Galanda's scholarship in a recent article: "In Opioid Battle, Cherokee Want Their Day in Tribal Court."
The article cites a 2003 article Gabe wrote for the American Bar Association, Getting Commercial in Indian Country, in reference to Montana v. U.S., 450 U.S. 544 (1981):
Tribal courts generally do not have jurisdiction over people who are not Native Americans. The Cherokee are relying on a 1981 exception created by the Supreme Court: If a non-Indian business has a commercial, consensual relationship with the tribe, the Court said, the tribe may assert authority.
Gabriel S. Galanda is the managing lawyer of Galanda Broadman, PLLC, in Seattle. Gabe is a descendant of the Nomlaki and Concow Tribes, belonging to the Round Valley Indian Tribes of Northern California. He can be reached at (206) 300-7801 or email@example.com.