Simpson examines the way in which indigeneity and sovereignty have been conflated with savagery, lawlessness, and smuggling in recent history. The national problem of indigenous smuggling is reconstructed here as it was portrayed in the public eye, largely via the media, and then through conflict-of-laws cases concerning the interpretation and application of the revenue rule. Simpson further discusses economic activities that express indigenous cultural and historical practice and that reflect a larger set of socio-economic conditions.
Subjects of Sovereignty: Indigeneity, The Revenue Rule, and Juridics of Failed Consent,
71 Law and Contemporary Problems
Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/lcp/vol71/iss3/10