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Steven Newcomb: Getting to the true meaning of our sovereigntyFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Getting to the true meaning of our sovereignty (03/27)
The true meaning of indigenous sovereignty is not what we’ve come to know.
Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis must address legacy of dominationFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis must address legacy of domination (03/21)
An institution such as the Vatican, cannot ‘conquer’ then pretend it bears no responsibility.
Steven Newcomb: The Doctrine of Discovery is still alive and kickingFiled Under: Opinion | World
Steven Newcomb: The Doctrine of Discovery is still alive and kicking (03/20)
Side-stepping the issue of domination that resides within the Doctrine of Discovery.
Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access marks growth of imperial American empireFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access marks growth of imperial American empire (02/16)
Army Corps of Engineers continues the American empire way in Oceti Sakowin Nation territory.
Steven Newcomb: Museum excludes Kumeyaay Nation from historyFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Museum excludes Kumeyaay Nation from history (02/13)
The San Diego Maritime Museum and its exclusion of the Kumeyaay Nation.
Steven Newcomb: Yes there actually was a Bowling Green massacreFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Yes there actually was a Bowling Green massacre (02/07)
Kellyanne Conway had the wrong Bowling Green.
Steven Newcomb: System of domination still being used against our nationsFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: System of domination still being used against our nations (01/26)
'The assumed right and reality system of domination remains disguised.'
Steven Newcomb: Museum hides truth about invasion of tribal landFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Museum hides truth about invasion of tribal land (01/23)
'Millions were spent on replica ship used to invade Native nations.'
Steven Newcomb: It's been 130 years of taking indigenous landsFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: It's been 130 years of taking indigenous lands (01/13)
'Time will tell how the Trump administration decides to deal with U.S.-Indian affairs and Native nations.'
Steven Newcomb: Our indigenous nations were never conqueredFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Our indigenous nations were never conquered (01/11)
'The federal Indian domination system is premised on the invaders’ claim to have a right to oppress our rightfully free and independent nations.'
Steven Newcomb: Oceti Sakowin never surrendered lands to United StatesFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Oceti Sakowin never surrendered lands to United States (01/02)
'It is outrageous to see the photos of people injured by North Dakota’s brutal police actions at Standing Rock.'
Steven Newcomb: Trump's bad plan to 'privatize' indigenous landsFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steven Newcomb: Trump's bad plan to 'privatize' indigenous lands (12/29)
Steven Newcomb of the Indigenous Law Institute explains why 'privatization' of indigenous lands is such a dangerous idea.
Steven Newcomb: Veterans beg for forgiveness at Standing RockFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Veterans beg for forgiveness at Standing Rock (12/19)
'Images of U.S. military Veterans braving blizzard conditions to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline are powerful.'
Steven Newcomb: What the mainstream media won't show at Standing RockFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: What the mainstream media won't show at Standing Rock (12/12)
The U.S. Dakota territorial act specifies that no Indian land shall become part of the territory of Dakota until the Indians consent in a treaty with the United States.
Steven Newcomb: An unjust war against #NoDAPL water protectorsFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: An unjust war against #NoDAPL water protectors (12/08)
'It is outrageous to see the photos of people injured by North Dakota’s brutal police actions at Standing Rock.'
Steven Newcomb: A message to the Donald Trump administrationFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: A message to the Donald Trump administration (12/01)
'Here’s the message we ought to collectively deliver to the Trump administration: There is no such thing as a right of domination.'
Steven Newcomb: All bets are off with Donald Trump as presidentFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: All bets are off with Donald Trump as president (11/28)
'What’s likely coming is an era of Christian Dominionism, an ideological orientation committed to the belief that the Bible and fundamentalist Christianity ought to serve as a guide and backdrop for governing the American body politic.'
Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access Pipeline violates treaty rightsFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access Pipeline violates treaty rights (11/16)
'The United States has no right to unilaterally alter or cancel the 1851 Fort Laramie treaty by congressional legislation.'
Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access Pipeline is about colonizationFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access Pipeline is about colonization (11/14)
'We need to be calling into question the taken for granted false assumptions upon which U.S. federal Indian law was founded.'
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court still clinging to racist doctrineFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court still clinging to racist doctrine (11/03)
'The same doctrine of Christian discovery and domination that Columbus had used to claim various non-Christian islands was used by Justice Ginsburg as the backdrop for her legal opinion in City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York.'
Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation means covering up the truthFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation means covering up the truth (10/27)
'There are many words which mask domination and business-as-usual.'
Steven Newcomb: Getting to the origins of federal Indian lawFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Getting to the origins of federal Indian law (10/24)
How were the Christian nations supposed to 'acquire' lands 'occupied by heathens and infidels?'
Steven Newcomb: System of domination at play in #NoDAPL fightFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: System of domination at play in #NoDAPL fight (10/03)
'On what basis did the invading colonizers first assume that our free nations and our ancestors were subject to the ideas and arguments of the Christian world?'
Steven Newcomb: Spanish statue on Kumeyaay Nation territory based on a lieFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Spanish statue on Kumeyaay Nation territory based on a lie (09/26)
'The Spanish government has disrespectfully erected a plaque in the Kumeyaay Nation territory with no historical facts backing it.'
Steven Newcomb: Vicious dogs unleashed on #NoDAPL resistersFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Vicious dogs unleashed on #NoDAPL resisters (09/07)
On September 3, 2016, we saw an excellent illustration of a claimed right to coerce our nations into obedience.
Steven Newcomb: Time for Pope Francis to revoke the papal bullsFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Time for Pope Francis to revoke the papal bulls (09/05)
It is time for Pope Francis to publicly announce what we already know: The papal language of domination issued by his papal predecessors was invalid language.
Steven Newcomb: Law of Christendom at play in #NoDAPL battleFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Law of Christendom at play in #NoDAPL battle (08/29)
Dakota resistance, allied with many other nations, provides the opportunity to bring the world’s attention to the fact that that bigoted religious form of reasoning and argumentation is still being used against our Original Nation.
Steven Newcomb: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe challenges system of dominationFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe challenges system of domination (08/23)
It only takes one break and a massive release of the hydrocarbons to poison sacred waters for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe with toxicity.
Steven Newcomb: Another push for assimilation in 'Trail of Tears'Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Another push for assimilation in 'Trail of Tears' (08/15)
A host of failed U.S. policies were aimed at making us 'equal Americans,' and they are the very same policies that resulted in our nations being in the predicaments in which we find ourselves today.
Steven Newcomb: Scratching the surface on the basis of Indian lawFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Scratching the surface on the basis of Indian law (08/01)
Even stone silence can speak volumes of denial, and raises a central question for certain members of the federal Indian law community.
Steven Newcomb: Focusing on the independence of our nationsFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Focusing on the independence of our nations (07/20)
Our right to live free from the domination of the ideas of the white man has never ended.
Steven Newcomb: Challenging the basis of Indian law and policyFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Challenging the basis of Indian law and policy (07/04)
Isn’t it time for our nations to start challenging such bad and illogical storytelling that is being used by the U.S. in the name of 'law?'
Steven Newcomb: Old religious ideas influence federal Indian lawFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Old religious ideas influence federal Indian law (06/16)
We are being continually controlled by narratives that Christian narrators developed long ago.
Steven Newcomb: True honor and respect for the original nationsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: True honor and respect for the original nations (06/14)
It is time to reset the relationship based on true honor and respect for the Original Free Nations.
Steven Newcomb: Original nations pushed to accept lower statusFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Original nations pushed to accept lower status (05/31)
Our nations now live with a 'post-invasion' claim of a right of domination
Steven Newcomb: Church edicts lead to centuries of dominationFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Church edicts lead to centuries of domination (05/23)
A claimed right of domination imposed on all our Original Free Nations in the past continues to be perpetuated and maintained against our Nations and Peoples today by international state governments such as Canada and the United States, and many others.
Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation report fails to expose realitiesFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation report fails to expose realities (05/17)
Clearly, the Original Nations existing north of the international boundary between Canada and the United States do not consider their treaties to be 'treaties of surrender.'
Steven Newcomb: Statue can't ignore genocide of Native peoplesFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Statue can't ignore genocide of Native peoples (05/16)
While I am opposed to a statue to Balboa, at a minimum the House of Spain, the Spanish crown, and the Spanish government ought to support a statue to Balboa that depicts slain Indians—women, children, and men—including those torn apart by dogs.
Statement: End the domination and dehumanization of our nationsFiled Under: Law | Opinion | World
Statement: End the domination and dehumanization of our nations (05/09)
A group of indigenous leaders just completed the The Long March to Rome to call for the formal repeal of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery.
Steven Newcomb: Tricking the original nations into reconciliationFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Tricking the original nations into reconciliation (05/03)
How do we go about restoring a friendship that has never existed between those societies and our Original Nations and Peoples?
Steven Newcomb: Native vote push highlights effect of dominationFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steven Newcomb: Native vote push highlights effect of domination (04/25)
It has been a long- standing goal of the United States to put an end to any national consciousness of our Native nations, and replace it with the national consciousness of the United States.
Steven Newcomb: Church fails to address doctrine of dominationFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Church fails to address doctrine of domination (04/12)
The Catholic Church lacks an Original Nations’ historical perspective about the domination found in the papal decrees of the fifteenth century.
Steven Newcomb: Spanish explorers were cruel to Indian peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Spanish explorers were cruel to Indian people (04/07)
How cruel were the Spaniards? Cruel enough to ordinarily loving Indian mothers to end the lives of their own babies.
Steven Newcomb: America remains in denial about its own holocaustFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: America remains in denial about its own holocaust (03/31)
When is the U.S. society going to recognize the need for honesty in the history of colonization which leads to a resounding 'Hell no!' as the only sensible answer to the proposed statue honoring Vasco Nunez de Balboa.
Steven Newcomb: Code of domination killed activist Berta CaceresFiled Under: Opinion | World
Steven Newcomb: Code of domination killed activist Berta Caceres (03/15)
What is it that has caused the disappearance of so much of the languages and cultural patterns of Original Nations and Peoples, and has resulted in the disappearance of so many Original Nations and Peoples themselves?
Steven Newcomb: We must decolonize federal Indian law and policyFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: We must decolonize federal Indian law and policy (03/08)
People who want the United States to stop using the Christian-premised doctrine of domination against our nations and peoples need to know why it is important for people everywhere on Mother Earth to challenge the assumed 'right' to dominate others.
Steven Newcomb: Justice Scalia didn't know anything about Indian lawFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Justice Scalia didn't know anything about Indian law (02/26)
It probably sounds axiomatic to say this, but the men and women who sit on the U.S. Supreme Court can only make decisions based on what they know.
Steven Newcomb: No bull on the Doctrine of Christian DiscoveryFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: No bull on the Doctrine of Christian Discovery (02/16)
I doubt that we will ever know if the Holy See truly believes its own bull about the Inter Caetera papal bull.
Steven Newcomb: Federal Indian law based on invented realityFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Federal Indian law based on invented reality (02/11)
On what basis has it been assumed that our nations were automatically subject to whatever new idea that the white man came up with?
Steven Newcomb: Federal refuge belongs to Burns Paiute TribeFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Federal refuge belongs to Burns Paiute Tribe (01/28)
The mainstream media, however, is unlikely to ever acknowledge that to this day the lands in question are still Northern Paiute Nation territory.
Steven Newcomb: Religious metaphors diminish original nationsFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Religious metaphors diminish original nations (01/22)
The purpose of that U.S. reality system is enrichment through the appropriation of untold riches and wealth to be gained by the American Empire taking over the lands and resources of our original nations by overrunning our territories.
Steven Newcomb: Rejecting domination over the original nationsFiled Under:
Steven Newcomb: Rejecting domination over the original nations (01/12)
There are those of us as Native people who have not internalized the justifying rationale of the domination system.
Steven Newcomb: Native law students kept under mind controlFiled Under: Education | Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Native law students kept under mind control (01/04)
Native students end up having their minds deeply influenced, and, to a great extent, controlled by ideas and arguments that non-Native lawyers, jurists, and scholars have developed for the specific purpose of controlling the very existence of our nations and peoples.
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court ready to limit sovereignty once againFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court ready to limit sovereignty once again (12/07)
Imagine having no control over a unilateral decision over the fate of your own body, and you can begin to understand how Native nations should feel when they are subject to unilateral U. S. Supreme Court, or U.S. congressional or presidential decisions.
Steven Newcomb: Showing true leadership on tribal sovereigntyFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steven Newcomb: Showing true leadership on tribal sovereignty (12/03)
Why is the unemployment rate so high on Indian reservations? Why are there so many dire health statistics on Indian reservations?
Steven Newcomb: Language of domination persists in Indian lawFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Language of domination persists in Indian law (12/01)
While reading a 'friend of the court' brief filed by historians and legal scholars, I was struck by the way in which the language system of domination constrains the manner in which they have written their filing.
Steven Newcomb: Even the media treats our nations as 'nothing'Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Even the media treats our nations as 'nothing' (11/27)
The extension of the legacy of judicial racism continues in the federal law of the United States to this very day.
Steven Newcomb: Colonizers attempt to limit our sovereigntyFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Colonizers attempt to limit our sovereignty (11/20)
Think of the troubling implications for the United States if our Native nations were able to determine, judge, and argue that the Christian European colonization was nothing but a wrongful invasion, and therefore invalid.
Steven Newcomb: System of domination built into Indian lawFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: System of domination built into Indian law (11/03)
The idea patterns of domination and so-called Christian Discovery have been written by jurists into U.S. federal Indian law, where they remain to this day.
Steven Newcomb: Celebrating Original Nations and Peoples DayFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Celebrating Original Nations and Peoples Day (10/28)
A noticeable trend has emerged in recent years as more and more cities in the United States drop 'Columbus Day' in favor of 'Indigenous Peoples Day.'

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