Steven Newcomb

On April 27, 2010, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See (The Vatican) to the United Nations delivered its official statement on the Doctrine of Discovery at the 9th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues....

5/4/14
Steve Russell
3/28/14
National Geographic announced a TV mini-series based on University of Chicago paleontologist Neil Shubin’s book, Your Inner Fish ...
Steven Newcomb

During the papacy of Pope Alexander VI, the Holy See at the Vatican used the papal bull of May 4, 1493 to call for “barbarous nations” to be “subjugated” or “overthrown.” The Latin word employed in the document is “deprimantur,” which generally is translated “to reduce.” Reduction is ano...

12/2/13
Steven Newcomb

Ever notice how some dominant society people tend to talk about the past, particularly when it comes to Indian history? “Well that was a long time ago,” some will dismissively say. “You can’t turn back the clock,” is another typical phrase. And then there is this gem: “What’s past is past.”...

9/3/13
ICTMN Staff
4/29/13
During meticulous cleaning of a fresco titled “Resurrection” painted by Italian artist Pinturicchio on a wall in the Hall of Mysteries in the Borgia apartments, the Vatican declare...
Steven Newcomb

Pope Francis—Jorge Mario Bergoglio—is 76 years old. He is the first pope from Latin America, the first Jesuit pope, and the first pope of our time not born in Europe....

4/8/13
Steve Russell

Why care about who heads a fantasy world of wealthy child molesters?...

3/14/13
ICTMN Staff
10/21/12
A Mohawk nun is part of a Presidential delegation attending the canonization mass of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha and Blessed Marianne Cope at the Vatican in Rome...
ICTMN Staff
10/21/12
From Nova Scotia to British Columbia, and from Mohawk communities in the Northeast to the Yakama in Washington state, First Nations citizens and American Indians streamed to the Va...
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

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