An interesting turn of events in the domestic violence case of Parker Town Councilwoman Ramona Duran. After the case had been turned over to La Paz County Attorney Sam Vederman, Duran claimed she is a Native American and, although not enrolled as a tribal member with the Colorado River Indian Tribes, now wishes her case to be heard in CRIT court. This has prompted some observers to wonder whether the claim to Native ancestry is enough to warrant such jurisdictional manouevers, or whether one should have to be a tribal member to qualify for transfer to tribal court. Which is correct? The legal system seems to indicate that Duran’s tribal blood can give her the right to a tribal verdict. The case is now in the hands of CRIT prosecutors.