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Steven Newcomb: Reflecting on a declaration on the rights of 'dominated' peoples
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Reflecting on a declaration on the rights of 'dominated' peoples (September 12, 2017)
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is more rightly described as a document imposed on dominated peoples, Steven Newcomb writes.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Indigenous peoples converge on United Nations for key milestone
Opinion | World
Doug George-Kanentiio: Indigenous peoples converge on United Nations for key milestone (May 2, 2017)
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was the culmination of decades of work by indigenous peoples to secure a permanent presence before the United Nations.

Former ambassador Keith Harper returns to Washington after United Nations stint
National | Politics | World
Former ambassador Keith Harper returns to Washington after United Nations stint (February 2, 2017)
Keith Harper, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, was the first member of a federally recognized tribe to serve in an ambassador-level post.

Oklahoma governor discussed Indian issues with Donald Trump
National | Politics
Oklahoma governor discussed Indian issues with Donald Trump (November 23, 2016)
Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is under consideration to run the Department of the Interior, which oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek protection amid #NoDAPL crackdown
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek protection amid #NoDAPL crackdown (November 3, 2016)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier asked U.N. Peacekeeping Operations to deploy to treaty territory to shield activists defending Missouri River water from construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Brandon Ecoffey: Politicians show their true colors on #NoDAPL
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Brandon Ecoffey: Politicians show their true colors on #NoDAPL (October 3, 2016)
As I've watched this country react to our people's opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline the relative silence from South Dakota's congressional delegation speaks volumes to their opinions of Indian Country.

Lakota Country Times: #NoDAPL movement lands before United Nations
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Lakota Country Times: #NoDAPL movement lands before United Nations (September 26, 2016)
After calls for lawmakers in the United States to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, the President of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe took his position to the United Nations last week.

County sheriff leads investigation into #NoDAPL confrontation amid questions about role
Environment | Law | National
County sheriff leads investigation into #NoDAPL confrontation amid questions about role (September 21, 2016)
Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier has repeatedly used Facebook to accuse #NoDAPL resisters of crimes but insists his task force won't be biased against anyone.

Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe speaks at United Nations
National | World
Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe speaks at United Nations (September 20, 2016)
Chairman Dave Archambault II is bringing the #NoDAPL movement to the international stage.

United Nations Forum backs Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on #NoDAPL
Environment | Law | National | Politics | World
United Nations Forum backs Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on #NoDAPL (September 1, 2016)
The #NoDAPL resistance movement is attracting international attention as the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline remains in limbo.

Steven Newcomb: Original nations pushed to accept lower status
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Original nations pushed to accept lower status (May 31, 2016)
Our nations now live with a 'post-invasion' claim of a right of domination

Canada to support United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Canada | National | Politics | World
Canada to support United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (May 10, 2016)
Canada was one of four governments -- a list that included the United States -- that voted against the declaration in September 2007.

Peter d'Errico: UN forum can't forget about Doctrine of Discovery
Opinion | World
Peter d'Errico: UN forum can't forget about Doctrine of Discovery (April 26, 2016)
In a few weeks, we will know whether the U.N. Permanent Forum has forgotten about the Doctrine of Christian Discovery altogether.

Steven Newcomb: No bull on the Doctrine of Christian Discovery
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: No bull on the Doctrine of Christian Discovery (February 16, 2016)
I doubt that we will ever know if the Holy See truly believes its own bull about the Inter Caetera papal bull.

Native Sun News: Indigenous activists take a stand on climate
Environment | National | World
Native Sun News: Indigenous activists take a stand on climate (December 28, 2015)
Indigenous activists were among the most critical of the U.N. accord reached at the Paris Climate Summit, although the official framers of the agreement gave them and other grassroots stakeholders credit for pressure resulting in a treaty binding on 190 nations.

Mark Trahant: Climate change will be costly for tribal communities
Environment | Opinion | Politics | World
Mark Trahant: Climate change will be costly for tribal communities (December 9, 2015)
What if we could vote on the choices ahead? What if climate change (and the alternative courses) could be presented on a ballot?

Mike Myers: Tribes deserve our own seats on international level
Opinion | World
Mike Myers: Tribes deserve our own seats on international level (August 28, 2015)
We need a lot of de-colonizing of our thinking, our perceptions, our relations and our actions leading to the re-assertion of Indigenous nations and civilizations.

Mike Myers: Choosing a path between sovereignty or colonization
Opinion
Mike Myers: Choosing a path between sovereignty or colonization (August 25, 2015)
Both Canada and the U.S. have made moves to diminish the international concept of self-determination in its application to Indigenous nations and peoples.

Mike Myers: Settler regimes overthrew indigenous governments
Canada | Opinion
Mike Myers: Settler regimes overthrew indigenous governments (August 7, 2015)
As many Indigenous territories throughout North America once again enter the settler imposed election cycles it might be a good time to revisit the meaning of democracy as we understand it.

Ambassador Harper discusses violence against indigenous women
Law | National | World
Ambassador Harper discusses violence against indigenous women (July 9, 2015)
Ambassador Keith Harper and former White House aide Jodi Gillette participate in a discussion at the session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Steven Newcomb: System of dominance thrust on our nations
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: System of dominance thrust on our nations (June 22, 2015)
Nowhere in the text of the UNDRIP is the counter-argument made that nations and peoples called 'indigenous' have not been successfully conquered, but instead have been wrongfully forced to exist for centuries under unjust forms of domination.

Peter d'Errico: Lawmakers kill bill for indigenous rights in Canada
Canada | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Lawmakers kill bill for indigenous rights in Canada (May 25, 2015)
For the dominant power in the Canadian government, the notion that it must obtain 'free and informed consent' from anyone—let alone from Aboriginal Peoples—is heresy.

Steven Newcomb: U.S. perpetuates dominance over our nations
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: U.S. perpetuates dominance over our nations (May 25, 2015)
The United States is working to incorporate into the United Nations’ system-wide action plan, the U.S. federal Indian law and policy system of 'subjection.'

Duane Champagne: Indigenous accommodation for colonialism
Opinion
Duane Champagne: Indigenous accommodation for colonialism (April 22, 2015)
Colonialism is a trickster because it gives a way of life, but at the same time takes away a way of life.

Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on Twitter
Environment | National | Politics
Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on Twitter (April 13, 2015)
It's not clear who is behind the account or whether it is linked to the Republican candidate's campaign.

Steven Newcomb: Indian policy and 'internal' self-determination
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indian policy and 'internal' self-determination (April 13, 2015)
Language from the National Security Council’s memorandum explains the basis for the U.S.’s 2010 position on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples issued by the Department of State.

Steven Newcomb: How use of 'indigenous' benefits colonizers
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: How use of 'indigenous' benefits colonizers (April 10, 2015)
What is typically called decolonization is partly a mental process which involves becoming highly conscious of the way in which dominating colonizers have used their language and their meanings to dominate us.

Onondaga Nation attorney Tonya Gonnella Frichner dies at 67
Law | National
Onondaga Nation attorney Tonya Gonnella Frichner dies at 67 (February 17, 2015)
Frichner dedicated her life to the protection of indigenous rights.

Peter d'Errico: UN conference wasn't win for indigenous peoples
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: UN conference wasn't win for indigenous peoples (January 9, 2015)
If the high-level meeting were really a 'World Conference on Indigenous Peoples,' it would have—at a minimum—discussed the Doctrine of Discovery.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: A realistic assessment of indigenous meeting
Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: A realistic assessment of indigenous meeting (January 5, 2015)
One of the most significant aspects of the four-year long WCIP preparations was the eventual participation of indigenous governments.

Karla General: Putting words into action for indigenous peoples
Opinion
Karla General: Putting words into action for indigenous peoples (December 16, 2014)
For the first time in the history of international human rights, indigenous peoples were seen as equals, entitled to all the rights guaranteed to all other human beings.

Steven Newcomb: US still holds colonial attitude towards tribes
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: US still holds colonial attitude towards tribes (December 16, 2014)
The U.S.’s goal is to use the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to reinforce the existing and dominating U.S. federal Indian law system.

Steven Newcomb: UN indigenous rights document remains flawed
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: UN indigenous rights document remains flawed (December 10, 2014)
The debate over the meaning and significance of the outcome document for the United Nations high level plenary meeting is not going to end anytime soon.

Mike Myers: Indigenous rights struggle undergoes major changes
Opinion
Mike Myers: Indigenous rights struggle undergoes major changes (December 9, 2014)
Discussing the ongoing struggle for the rights of indigenous people.

Armstrong Wiggins: Implementing UNDRIP will save Native lives
Opinion | World
Armstrong Wiggins: Implementing UNDRIP will save Native lives (December 4, 2014)
The Declaration provides provisions to help process indigenous land claims, and it gives major emphasis to seeking justice and improving protection for indigenous rights.

Steven Newcomb: Leadership and the liberation of our nations
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Leadership and the liberation of our nations (November 28, 2014)
Elected Indian leaders and their experts have not truly understood the subtlety of language and its reality-constructing nature.

Steven Newcomb: Focusing on liberation and self-determination
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Focusing on liberation and self-determination (November 19, 2014)
Exploring the fight for self-determination for the original nations and peoples.

Rudolph Ryser: Tribes take small step for indigenous rights
Opinion
Rudolph Ryser: Tribes take small step for indigenous rights (November 11, 2014)
The chairman of the Center for World Indigenous Studies praises tribal governments that participated in the recent World Conference on Indigenous.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Debating indigenous self-determination
Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Debating indigenous self-determination (November 7, 2014)
Exploring different perspectives on self-determination and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Glenn Morris: New UN official won't defend indigenous peoples
Opinion | World
Glenn Morris: New UN official won't defend indigenous peoples (November 4, 2014)
American Indian Movement activist questions the naming of an official from China who will handle future developments from the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

Steven Newcomb: Native organizations played into UN charade
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Native organizations played into UN charade (November 4, 2014)
A response to Glenn Morris regarding the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

Steven Newcomb: Self-determination but not for the indigenous
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Self-determination but not for the indigenous (October 27, 2014)
Responding to Duane Champagne on the issue of indigenous self-determination.

Glenn Morris: A sorry spectacle at UN indigenous peoples meet
Opinion
Glenn Morris: A sorry spectacle at UN indigenous peoples meet (October 16, 2014)
Addressing problems with the recent World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

Steven Newcomb: US doesn't recognize our nations as nations
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: US doesn't recognize our nations as nations (October 13, 2014)
Analyzing the interpretation of 'indigenous peoples' at the United Nations.

Will Micklin: Tribes advance priorities at indigenous conference
Opinion
Will Micklin: Tribes advance priorities at indigenous conference (October 7, 2014)
It was an honor to represent the Central Council of Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

Steven Newcomb: Indigenous conference yields power to states
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indigenous conference yields power to states (September 29, 2014)
Steven Newcomb explains the problems with the outcome document adopted during the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

Rudolph Ryser: Bringing political equality to indigenous nations
Opinion
Rudolph Ryser: Bringing political equality to indigenous nations (September 23, 2014)
Rudolph Ryser explores the next steps after the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Tribes need to lead climate change reform
Environment | Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Tribes need to lead climate change reform (September 17, 2014)
Dina Gilio-Whitaker of the Center for World Indigenous Studies says tribes should take the lead on climate change policy.

Steven Newcomb: Political meanings restrict indigenous peoples
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Political meanings restrict indigenous peoples (September 15, 2014)
Steven Newcomb explores the political realities of the upcoming World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

Kenneth Deer: UN meeting an opportunity for indigenous peoples
Opinion
Kenneth Deer: UN meeting an opportunity for indigenous peoples (September 12, 2014)
Kenneth Deer discusses the ramifications of the upcoming World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

Rudolph Ryser: Indigenous nations need leverage to bring change
Opinion
Rudolph Ryser: Indigenous nations need leverage to bring change (August 28, 2014)
Rudolph Ryser explores the realities of the upcoming World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Steven Newcomb: Native nations don't have a true seat at table
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Native nations don't have a true seat at table (August 8, 2014)
Steven Newcomb continues to raise questions about the upcoming session of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

Rudolph Ryser: Inconvenient truths about indigenous nations
Opinion
Rudolph Ryser: Inconvenient truths about indigenous nations (August 4, 2014)
Rudolph Ryser of the Center for World Indigenous Studies discusses the upcoming session of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

Steven Newcomb: UN perpetuates dominance of Native peoples
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: UN perpetuates dominance of Native peoples (July 29, 2014)
Steven Newcomb questions whether an upcoming meeting to discuss the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will keep Native people under a system of dominance.

Steven Newcomb: Confusion over the right to self-determination
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Confusion over the right to self-determination (July 8, 2014)
Steven Newcomb dives into a National Congress of American Indians white paper on self-determination.

Ambassador Harper thanks tribes for backing historic nomination
National | Politics | World
Ambassador Harper thanks tribes for backing historic nomination (July 1, 2014)
Cherokee Nation citizen is first member of a federally recognized tribe in an ambassador-rank post.

Keith Harper: Eliminating violence against indigenous women
Opinion | World
Keith Harper: Eliminating violence against indigenous women (June 25, 2014)
As we prepare for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, we express great concern that indigenous women and girls often suffer multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and poverty.

Ambassador Harper discusses racism against Native peoples
National | World
Ambassador Harper discusses racism against Native peoples (June 19, 2014)
Cherokee Nation citizen cited discrimination in housing, denial of religious freedoms and high rates of violence against Native women.

Steven Newcomb: US asks UN to recognize bigoted Indian policy
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: US asks UN to recognize bigoted Indian policy (June 17, 2014)
Steven Newcomb questions the recognition of federal Indian law and policy at the United Nations.

Steven Newcomb: Indigenous people must take on domination
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indigenous people must take on domination (June 10, 2014)
Steven Newcomb argues that the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples still subjects indigenous peoples to a global system of domination.

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