Steven Newcomb
12/1/16

The best way to understand the idea of decolonization starts with understanding colonization, which is a process of war that one nation wages against another....

Steven Newcomb
11/3/16

Early one recent morning, I was at the Denver airport, waiting to catch a flight back to the Kumeyaay Nation territory, now commonly called “San Diego.” While walking toward the gate for my flight, I saw the Tattered Covers bookstore....

Steve Russell
9/5/16

Briefcase warriors who start out meaning to defend their people quickly discover the practical meaning of a lawyer Latin phrase, sui generis. It’s a fancy way to describe a class of one, and it’s the only way to make sense of federal Indian law....

Steve Russell
8/6/16

My colleague Steve Newcomb accuses the first great Chief Justice of the United States, John Marshall, of telling stories. Just so, and let me be clear that by “great” I mean a public figur...

Steven Newcomb
7/20/16

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....

Steven Newcomb
7/4/16

“Every story has a sacred dimension not because of gods but because a man or woman’s sense of self and the world is created through them....

Steve Russell
5/16/15

Regular readers know that I write as much about colonial politics as I write about tribal politics....

David Wilkins
10/24/14

“Again, were we to inquire by what law or authority you set up a claim [to our land], I answer, none! Your laws extend not into our country, nor ever did. You talk of the law of nature and the law of nations, and they are both against you.”...

Steven Newcomb
6/21/14

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....

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