Steven Newcomb

January 12, 2016
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Steven Newcomb
In 1776, a white aristocratic slave owner from Virginia named Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.
December 07, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
On November 25, 2015, The New York Times published Ned Blackhawk’s op-ed piece “The Struggle for Justice on Tribal Lands.” Blackhawk (Western Shoshone) is a professor of history and Americ
November 27, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
I recently purchased a Time magazine special edition, “The Supreme Court: Decisions that Changed America.” Such topics as Privacy, Free Speech, Civil Rights, Abortion, Guns, Same-Sex Marriage, and Obamacare appear on the magazine cover.
November 19, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
Here’s a mental exercise. Reflect back on the first invaders to sail to this hemisphere.
November 03, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
Salt Lake City, Utah, October 19, 2015: Good Morning Everyone,
August 21, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
This September, Pope Francis is coming to Great Turtle Island (“North America”).
August 17, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
On the basis of Christian bigotry, racism, and dominium from earlier generations, the United States have given themselves permission and are still giving themselves permission to take for
July 13, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
On July 9 the Associated Press reported that while visiting La Paz, Bolivia, “Pope Francis apologized…for the sins, offenses and crimes committed by the Catholic Church against indigenous peoples during the colonial-era conquest of the Americas,” (...
July 06, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
In his book Metaphors We Live By (1980), philosopher Mark Johnson makes the point that we live our lives on the basis of metaphors and metaphorical patterns that we seldom notice.
April 12, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
Michael Glennon’s amazing and concise book National Security and Double Government (2014, Oxford University Press), provides an insightful view of the National Security State of the United
April 10, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
Given that the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is about to convene in New York for its 14th session, it seems fitting to once again revisit the term “indigenous” in the context of the United Na
April 03, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
Although the United States has forcibly imposed patterns of domination on the original Native nations of this continent, it is typical to see the courts of the United States and most legal scholars use the words “conquest,” “conqueror,” and “...
March 15, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
In 1974, Ralph A. Barney, Chief of the Indian Claims Section, Lands Division, in the U.S. Department of Justice, explained the concept of title that the Indian Claims Commission (ICC) had used in its work from 1946-1978.
February 27, 2015
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Steven Newcomb
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has developed an important and visually striking exhibit titled “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations.” It opened on September 21, 2014 and will run until...

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