Steven Newcomb
8/28/16

Approval of the colonizing Dakota Access Pipeline project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the resulting conflict with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation has a historical context....

Steven Newcomb
8/23/16

My Navajo friend Valerie Taliman has written an excellent article about the standoff regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline and the recent arrest of Chairman Dave Archambault II of the ...

Steven Newcomb
8/14/16

Naomi Schaefer Riley’s book The New Trail of Tears: How Washington is Destroying American Indians (2016) purports to be a pro-Indian exposé of failed U.S. federal Indian policies....

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
7/29/16

Five years ago, in June 2011, a Native Leadership Forum was held at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. A Forum manual for the event opens with the following quote from Felix S. Cohen, dated 1942:...

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....

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Steven Newcomb
6/30/16
On Friday, June 17, the Lenape Center honored Jim Rementer in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, for his more than 50 years of dedication to the preservation of the language of the Lenape (lu...
Steven Newcomb
6/15/16

While listening to National Public Radio the other day, I heard a story about a strange proposal being made in Pakistan. It would legally allow husbands to chastise disobedient wives....

Steven Newcomb
6/14/16

These days, the word “reconciliation” has taken deep root in the contemporary discourse between the government of Canada and many of the First Nations of that part of Great Turtle Island....

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