Steven Newcomb

In his book Metaphysics of Modern Existence (1979), Vine Deloria, Jr....

10/8/12
Steven Newcomb

Let me be crystal clear: The anti-Indian, federal Indian law idea-system has no legitimacy when viewed from the perspective of our original existence as the free and independent nations and peoples of this part of the world....

9/28/12
Steven Newcomb

In English grammar we find pronouns for the first person plural, “we,” and the possessive adjective, “our.” In this column, I’d like to discuss the possessive adjective “our,” and the negative effect of Indian people using “we” or “our,” when talking about the United States....

9/13/12
Steven Newcomb

In 1942, the renowned legal scholar Felix Cohen famously wrote about the Spanish origin of Indian rights in the federal Indian law conceptual system of the United States....

8/23/12
Steven Newcomb

For generations, we,, the original nations and peoples of North America, have been conditioned to think and behave in a dominated manner. This has been part of the process of becoming “civilized,” which is a polite word for “dominated.”...

8/18/12
Steven Newcomb

Once in a while a book comes along that is transformative. Murder State, by Brendan Lindsay, is such a book. Recently released by University of Nebraska Press, Murder State is heart- wrenching and deeply informative....

8/10/12
Steven Newcomb

In a column published in December 2011, I criticized Charles Trimble and “Sam” Deloria, Jr., for what I considered to be personalized remarks directed at a Mohawk law professor, Carrie E. Garrow....

7/29/12
Steven Newcomb

Given that a capitol dome is part of what constitutes domination of and by “the State,” it makes sense to talk in terms of ‘The Domeland," rather than ‘The Homeland." If we were living a science fiction story—and often these days it feels as if we are—the narrative could easily include "the Depar...

7/11/12
Steven Newcomb

In a previous column on this topic, I pointed to various historical illustrations of plans by agents of the U.S....

7/19/12
Steven Newcomb

Today, July 4, the United States of America celebrates its Declaration of Independence from the British Empire....

7/4/12

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