Steven Newcomb

On May 27, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a 5-4 decision in the case State of Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community. A five justice majority issued a ruling that works in favor of the Bay Mills Indian Community....

6/21/14
Steven Newcomb

During the papacy of Pope Alexander VI, the Holy See at the Vatican used the papal bull of May 4, 1493 to call for “barbarous nations” to be “subjugated” or “overthrown.” The Latin word employed in the document is “deprimantur,” which generally is translated “to reduce.” Reduction is ano...

12/2/13
Steven Newcomb

On July 8, 1970, President Richard Nixon delivered a “Special Message on Indian Affairs,” in which he formally ended what he called “forced termination.” The Termination Era was the result of several pieces of legislation, including House Concurrent Resolution 108, passed by Congress in August, 1...

10/14/13
Steven Newcomb

A number of fundamental assumptions inform my writing....

8/27/13
Steve Russell

Bethany Berger is a first rate legal scholar who has done a great deal of useful work for Indians in academia. Before that, she paid her dues in the legal trenches of Dinébe’iiná Náhiiłna be Agha’diit’ahii....

6/24/13
Steven Newcomb

There are some things we have not very often thought about or reflected upon because we have lacked the vocabulary necessary to name and think about those things....

3/17/13
Steven Newcomb

In 1987, while I was staying at Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawai’i, I had a strange dream. In my dream I encountered several priests from long ago who were wearing grey hooded robes....

12/29/12
Harold Monteau

We need to stop thinking about being "Indian" as being a matter of race or culture (both of which are just part of our reality) and think about being Indian in terms of citizenship in a "Native Nation." Race should not define us although it is part of our reality....

8/11/12
Steve Russell

Once upon a time, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, there was a patriotic organization of lawyers and academics called the Federalist Society....

7/6/12
Steven Newcomb

Today, July 4, the United States of America celebrates its Declaration of Independence from the British Empire....

7/4/12

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