Steven Newcomb

In 1996, while attending the Intersessional Working Group on the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, I posed a question to the United States delegates....

9/13/14
Steven Newcomb

A metaphor is a useful fiction; a pretense with a purpose. A metaphor “suggests an analogy or likeness between two different things by applying the term for one to the other,” says Roger Jones in his book Physics As Metaphor” (1982)....

9/9/14
Steven Newcomb

Susan Shown Harjo's June 23 article in Politico, “The R-Word Is Even Worse Than You Think,” regarding the issue of the Washington, D.C. NFL team, was excellent....

8/29/14
Steven Newcomb

The book America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014), by Dinesh D’Souza, is an effort to attack U.S. President Barack Obama....

8/11/14
Steven Newcomb

On June 13, President Barack Obama visited the Standing Rock Reservation. During his visit, Mr. Obama said that “every American, including every Native American deserves a chance to work hard and get ahead.” Presumably he meant “get ahead” in the American society of the United States....

7/16/14
Steven Newcomb

Consider for a moment the existence of any Original Nation of this continent that has had a relationship with its territory for countless generations....

7/12/14
Steven Newcomb

Sixteen months ago, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) issued a “Tribal Leaders’ White Paper.” Dated February 28, 2013, the paper was drafted in preparation for the March 1-2 2013 North American Indian Peoples Caucus gathering at the Sycuan Resort in the Kumeyaay Nation Territory, w...

7/8/14
Steven Newcomb

Imagine a couple of novels that contain a deep discernment that our existence as Original Nations and Peoples extends back to the beginning of time, through our oral histories and our oral traditions....

7/2/14

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