Steven Newcomb

September 26, 2016
BY:
Steven Newcomb
A statue is dedicated to the conquistador Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo stands at the Cabrillo National Monument at Point Loma, California. On the ground nearby is a plaque the Navy of the country of Spain placed there a few years ago, with the approval...
August 28, 2016
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Approval of the colonizing Dakota Access Pipeline project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the resulting conflict with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation has a historical context.
July 29, 2016
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Five years ago, in June 2011, a Native Leadership Forum was held at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. A Forum manual for the event opens with the following quote from Felix S. Cohen, dated 1942:
July 20, 2016
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Let us acknowledge that our nations were living entirely free and independent of Western Christendom prior to Columbus’s first invasive arrival to our part of Mother Earth.
April 12, 2016
BY:
Steven Newcomb
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is comprised of four Catholic organizations across Canada.
March 15, 2016
BY:
Steven Newcomb
The March 3, 2016 murder of Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras reminded me of John Bodley’s book Victims of Progress (1982).
February 26, 2016
BY:
Steven Newcomb
News of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing on February 15 made me think of the brief conversation that I had with him at the University of San Diego (USD) on August 30, 2006.
February 11, 2016
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Part One of this essay examined how the United States has used certain creations of the
January 12, 2016
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In 1776, a white aristocratic slave owner from Virginia named Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.
December 07, 2015
BY:
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
BY:
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
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Here’s a mental exercise. Reflect back on the first invaders to sail to this hemisphere.
November 03, 2015
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Salt Lake City, Utah, October 19, 2015: Good Morning Everyone,
August 21, 2015
BY:
Steven Newcomb
This September, Pope Francis is coming to Great Turtle Island (“North America”).

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