History

October 12, 2015
By:
Bayard Johnson

I never thought much about Christopher Columbus until I became writing partners with Russell Means, in 1992. Russell had strong feelings about Columbus.

October 09, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

Those of us who have experienced the knifeless brain surgery that is law school are constantly reminded that U.S. and Canadian law and politics owe a great deal to the English Common Law.

October 01, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In 2004, the Delaware Nation of Oklahoma, in Anadarko, filed a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Delaware Nation based its lawsuit on “the doctrine of discovery,” and the royal charter that King Charles II of England issued to William Penn in 1681.

September 21, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

Missed Part I? Click here.

September 20, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In 1892, Burke Aaron Hinsdale delivered a commemoration address at the University of Michigan, entitled “The Discovery of America.” The occasion was the 400th year since Columbus’s first historic voyage from Spain to the Caribbean.

September 18, 2015
By:
Ray Cook

Last week the United States observed another anniversary of 9/11, a date that will remain as a reminder of why the U.S. went to war. 9/11 is the new century’s Gulf of Tonkin. It is not just one day. It is now an era.

September 17, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

I write on September 12 and that is no accident. I was waiting for September 11 to pass, to let people still grieving unspeakable losses have a bit of peace before I say this piece.

September 12, 2015
By:
Isadore Day

September 6 marked 20 years since Anthony “Dudley” George, an unarmed First Nation man, was shot by the Ontario Provincial Police and died.

September 07, 2015
By:
Julianne Jennings

I had just moved to beautiful Manatee County, Florida. I decided to walk around my new neighborhood, where I had just purchased a mobile home.

September 02, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In his brilliant book The American Indian in Western Legal Thought (1990) Robert A. Williams says that Chief Justice John Marshall and the other justices of the U.S. Supreme Court “were well aware of the historical paternity of this bastardized” (illegitimate) doctrine of discovery.

August 22, 2015
By:
Carly McIntosh

Earlier this year I was sitting in my lazy mans chair and started searching for my great grandfather.

August 12, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

The book Writings of Fermín Francisco de Lasuén, Vol. I, translated and edited by Finbar Kenneally, O. F. M.

August 10, 2015
By:
Donna Ennis

Settler Colonialism has best been defined as more of an imposed structure than a historical event.

August 06, 2015
By:
Mike Myers

As many Indigenous territories throughout North America once again enter the settler imposed election cycles it might be a good time to revisit the meaning of democracy as we understand it

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