Steven Newcomb
5/6/16
On May 4, 1493 Pope Alexander VI issued the Inter Caetera papal bull which called for non-Christian nations to be reduced and subjugated (“barbare nationes deprimantur”)...
Steven Newcomb
5/3/16

In one context, “to reconcile” means “to restore a friendship.” A question thus arises regarding the kind of relationship now existing between our Original Nations and dominating societies, such as Canada or the United States: How do we go about restoring a friendship that has never existed betwe...

Steven Newcomb
4/12/16

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is comprised of four Catholic organizations across Canada....

Steven Newcomb
4/7/16

On February 19, 2010, The Greanville Post republished “How Cruel Were the Spaniards?” by Iris Engstrand, an emeritus history professor at the University of San Diego....

Steven Newcomb
3/31/16

There is a movement underway to erect a statue in honor of Vasco Nunez de Balboa in Balboa Park, in that part of the Kumeyaay Nation territory commonly called “San Diego.” San Diego Union Tribune columnist Logan Jenkins calls attention to the campaign to create a bronze statue for Balboa in his M...

Steven Newcomb
3/15/16

The March 3, 2016 murder of Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras reminded me of John Bodley’s book Victims of Progress (1982)....

Steven Newcomb
3/8/16

The documentary movie “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code,” directed by Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota), tells a powerful story....

Steven Newcomb
2/26/16

News of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing on February 15 made me think of the brief conversation that I had with him at the University of San Diego (USD) on August 30, 2006....

Steven Newcomb
2/16/16

On November 25, 2015, the Holy See (‘the Vatican’) appeared before the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)....

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