indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+
ph: 202 630 8439   fax: 202 318 2182
Indian Law Online Master Degree
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
Steven Newcomb: Fear and loathing of history on Thanksgiving
Friday, November 23, 2012
Filed Under: Opinion
More on: steven newcomb
 
"On November 19, the Drudge Report linked to a story about a Native student group at the University of Virginia, a group that decided to deal with the Thanksgiving holiday by holding a potluck dinner where students and speakers would discuss “Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective.” Reportedly, Ms. Nicole Bailey, executive-in-chief of the campus newspaper The Virginia Advocate, “stands firm against the plans of the student group.”

According to a report at Indian Country Today Media Network, “Bailey does not see such events as a chance to learn from and about Native Americans; rather, she sees them as an attack on American values. The most likely reason for Ms. Bailey’s attitude is that, like far too many self-proclaimed conservative Americans, she has a life-long and deeply ingrained learning disability when it comes to Indian history.

However, in this instance, when I think about the underlying meaning of “America” and “American values, I find Ms. Bailey’s feeling of an attack to be somewhat understandable. That feeling is the natural result of a psychological condition called denial, and a fear of cognitive dissonance. After all, a truthful discussion of America’s treatment of the originally free and independent nations and peoples of this continent, and of this hemisphere reveals the actual “American values,” not the professed ones. I will elaborate."

Get the Story:
Steven Newcomb: Fear and Loathing of History on Thanksgiving (India Country Today 11/22)

Related Stories:
Steven Newcomb: Russell Means was one of great Indian leaders (11/9)
Steven Newcomb: Canonization in context of spiritual conquest (10/22)
Steven Newcomb: A 1993 open letter to then Pope John Paul II (10/18)
Steven Newcomb: Obama ignores consequence of colonization (10/15)
Steven Newcomb: Indian law just another form of domination (10/8)
Steven Newcomb: Anti-Indian federal law lacking in legitimacy (9/28)
Steven Newcomb: Colonizing language adopted by Indians (9/14)
Steven Newcomb: No justice with domination of Indian nations (8/30)
Steven Newcomb: Tracing the origins of federal Indian policy (8/23)
Steven Newcomb: Civilized Indians are just really dominated (8/20)
Steven Newcomb: Book takes on Native genocide in California (8/10)
Steven Newcomb: Examining the new state of federal Indian law (7/30)
Steven Newcomb: 'Normalcy' in U.S. looking like totalitarianism (7/19)
Steven Newcomb: Military drones to descend upon border tribes (7/11)
Steven Newcomb: Conspiracy in treatment of American Indians (6/26)
Steven Newcomb: Dehumanization of Indian people in California (6/20)
Steven Newcomb: Rethinking notions behind federal Indian laws (6/8)
Steven Newcomb: California tribes still not treated with respect (5/30)
Steven Newcomb: Anti-terror law threatens indigenous rights (5/1)


Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Native Sun News: Treaty council condemns misuse of ceremonies (9/23)
Charles Trimble: Rename peak in Black Hills for Oglala holy man (9/23)
Clara Caufield: New Northern Cheyenne school still needs work (9/23)
Glen Stankee: Seminole Tribe wins ruling in state taxation case (9/23)
Family of Indian teen killed by police stage protest in Oklahoma (9/23)
Albert Bender: Obama must do more for jobs in Indian Country (9/23)
Elissa Washuta: This living Indian doesn't owe you any answers (9/23)
Charisse Millett: No politics with signing of Native language bill (9/23)
Rudolph Ryser: Bringing political equality to indigenous nations (9/23)
Ed Rice: Honoring the true Cleveland Indian -- Louis Sockalexis (9/23)
Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act awaits Obama's signature (9/23)
Navajo Nation leaders weigh use of $554M trust fund settlement (9/23)
Cherokee Nation sends 'Warrior Flight' for WWII veterans to DC (9/23)
Judge issues order in Alaska Native language voting rights suit (9/23)
Activists ask judge to dismiss Washington NFL team's lawsuit (9/23)
Lincoln Indian Center official ticketed for unruly tailgate party (9/23)
Al Jazeera: Navajo Nation puts tribal people to work at casinos (9/23)
Another tribe joins fight against North Fork Rancheria compact (9/23)
Benton Paiute Tribe said to be interested in land swap for casino (9/23)
Column: Mohegan Tribe needs more than burgers to help casino (9/23)
Tim Giago: An independent candidate awakens 'Party' zombies (9/22)
Mark Trahant: Huge crowd turns out for People's Climate March (9/22)
Doug George-Kanentiio: All children are gifts from the Creator (9/22)
Native Sun News: Native women take stand against violence (9/22)
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe heads into election (9/22)
Navajo Nation to announce trust fund settlement this Friday (9/22)
S.E. Ruckman: A remarkable day with arrival of Cobell checks (9/22)
Jon Tester: Bill protects Special Diabetes Program for Indians (9/22)
Ron Allen: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe keeps workers engaged (9/22)
Dante Desiderio: Working together to address tribal tax issue (9/22)
Vena A-dae Romero: Asserting sovereignty through our food (9/22)
Mark Rogers: Leadership in Native America is at a crossroads (9/22)
Dave Lundgren: BIA must take a closer look at rights-of-way (9/22)
Peter d'Errico: Video uses humor to battle racist NFL mascot (9/22)
Opinion: Racist sports mascots preserve 'imaginary' Indians (9/22)
Justice Sotomayor studied Indian law after joining top court (9/22)
House subcommittee holds hearing on bill for Hualapai Tribe (9/22)
Colville Tribes participate in repatriation ceremony in Canada (9/22)
Shinnecock Nation tightens regulation of tobacco businesses (9/22)
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe won't share casino revenue (9/22)
Coeur d'Alene Tribe can't offer poker games pending appeal (9/22)
Lytton Band might purchase property next to gaming facility (9/22)
Nottawaseppi Huron Band reopens casino after electrical fire (9/22)
Guilty verdict in robbery of Saginaw Chippewa casino winner (9/22)
Editorial: Poarch Creek gaming deal deserves consideration (9/22)
Native Sun News: Tribes united against Keystone XL Pipeline (9/19)
Regina Brave: The earth that once was will soon be no more (9/19)
more headlines...


Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.