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....

Steve Russell
5/16/15

Regular readers know that I write as much about colonial politics as I write about tribal politics....

David Wilkins
10/24/14

“Again, were we to inquire by what law or authority you set up a claim [to our land], I answer, none! Your laws extend not into our country, nor ever did. You talk of the law of nature and the law of nations, and they are both against you.”...

Steven Newcomb
6/21/14

On May 27, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a 5-4 decision in the case State of Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community. A five justice majority issued a ruling that works in favor of the Bay Mills Indian Community....

Steven Newcomb
12/2/13

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...

Steven Newcomb
10/14/13

On July 8, 1970, President Richard Nixon delivered a “Special Message on Indian Affairs,” in which he formally ended what he called “forced termination.” The Termination Era was the result of several pieces of legislation, including House Concurrent Resolution 108, passed by Congress in August, 1...

Steven Newcomb
8/27/13

A number of fundamental assumptions inform my writing....

Steve Russell
6/24/13

Bethany Berger is a first rate legal scholar who has done a great deal of useful work for Indians in academia. Before that, she paid her dues in the legal trenches of Dinébe’iiná Náhiiłna be Agha’diit’ahii....

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