The Drug War on Tribal Government Employees: Adopting the Ways of the Conqueror
Part I of this Article describes the origins and commentary surrounding the modem war on drugs and briefly describes the history of drug and alcohol policy in Indian Country, including the use of random drug testing of tribal government employees. Part II discusses the possible causes of alcohol and drug addiction amongst Indians and argues that the practice of randomly drug testing all Indian tribal government employees is an inefficient and harmful method of reducing drug abuse. Part III argues that drug testing of tribal government employees is a palpable violation of the individual right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Part IV argues that random drug testing of tribal government employees is a form of destructive assimilation.
Fletcher, Matthew. "The Drug War on Tribal Government Employees: Adopting the Ways of the Conqueror." Columbia Human Rights Law Review 35 (2003): 1-70. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)