Steven Newcomb

Magicians are well aware of a key fact: What members of an audience focus upon determines what they miss. Misdirection is critical to the craft of magic. Magicians get the audience to focus on one thing while something entirely unnoticed is happening right before their very eyes....

9/29/14
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

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