Steven Newcomb

On February 14, 2013, in Washington, D.C., Jefferson Keel (Chickasaw Nation) delivered his "State of the Indian Nations” address in his capacity as President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)....

2/22/13
Steven Newcomb

On January 21, 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama took the oath office for the second time, reportedly placing his hand on the travel Bible of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A great many people will no doubt think it ironically fitting that President Obama invoked the memory of Dr....

2/12/13
Steven Newcomb

John Collier was the U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs from 1933 to 1945, during the New Deal era of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. When Collier was first appointed to that post, he had a typical view that Indigenous cultures would die out as a result of “civilization” and “progress.”...

1/28/13
Steven Newcomb

In 1987, while I was staying at Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawai’i, I had a strange dream. In my dream I encountered several priests from long ago who were wearing grey hooded robes....

12/29/12
Steven Newcomb

In Sir Arthur Helps’s book The Spanish Conquest in America (1855), we find a memorable and heart wrenching story of Spanish cruelty and treachery.” A female Indian leade...

12/3/12
Steven Newcomb

On November 19, the Drudge Report linked to a story about a Native student group at...

11/24/12
Steven Newcomb

On October 22, 2012, at 4:44 a.m., Oglala Lakota leader Russell Means began his journey to the spirit world....

11/15/12
Steven Newcomb

When Pope Benedict XVI canonizes Kateri Tekawitha (1656-1680) this month, she will be declared the Catholic Church’s first American Indian saint. What is the historical context of her beatification?...

10/20/12
Steven Newcomb, et al

This letter was originally published in Indian Country Today on August 11, 1993.

Editors Note: The signatories to this letter hope to present it to Pope John Paul II during his time in Denver this week.

His Holiness, Pope John Paul II,...

10/18/12
Steven Newcomb

Pursuant to two congressional resolutions, President Barack Obama proclaimed Monday October 8, 2012 as Columbus Day. “I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities,” he stated....

10/14/12

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