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Steven Newcomb: Teaching students in California about true Native history
Education | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Teaching students in California about true Native history (July 26, 2017)
An ideal Native Studies curriculum will teach students that the Catholic system of domination resulted in a traumatic holocaust in California, Steven Newcomb writes for Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: European concepts continue to oppress our nations
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: European concepts continue to oppress our nations (July 24, 2017)
Our original nations did not develop the words that are now being used to oppress our lives and our territories, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law (July 19, 2017)
Millions have died because of the Doctrines of Discovery imposed on indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.

Terese Mailhot: Decolonization is about removing control over our peoples
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Decolonization is about removing control over our peoples (July 14, 2017)
Decolonization isn’t necessarily about the reclamation of one’s singular culture, but dismantling the establishment’s control of indigenous people, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Matthew Hayday: Indigenous activists protest 'celebration of colonialism' in Canada
Canada | Opinion
Matthew Hayday: Indigenous activists protest 'celebration of colonialism' in Canada (June 29, 2017)
Canada Day is poised to be the high point of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation but indigenous activists are resisting.

Carolina Castoreno: Confederate monuments and invisible Indians
Opinion
Carolina Castoreno: Confederate monuments and invisible Indians (May 30, 2017)
When it comes to the indigenous in the Americas time does not heal all wounds, nor does it right all wrongs, Carolina Castoreno writes on Indian Country Today.

Steven Newcomb: The racist and toxic roots of federal Indian policy
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: The racist and toxic roots of federal Indian policy (May 19, 2017)
We ought to ask ourselves how well we as Native nations and peoples are making the effort to identify and name the domination and dehumanization imposed on our ancestors.

Steven Newcomb: Bill in California dehumanizes indigenous peoples
Opinion | Politics
Steven Newcomb: Bill in California dehumanizes indigenous peoples (April 21, 2017)
‘San Salvador’ is a symbol of the brutal and dominating legacy of a deadly by-gone era of Spanish and Catholic imperialism.

Mike Myers: Indigenous civilizations can focus on good not greed
Opinion
Mike Myers: Indigenous civilizations can focus on good not greed (April 17, 2017)
First Peoples were always told that everything they needed for a good life was here and to be mindful and grateful; the Creator’s abundance was enough.

Steven Newcomb: What does it really mean to 'indigenize' curriculum?
Education | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: What does it really mean to 'indigenize' curriculum? (April 11, 2017)
Something is missing from the expressed desire on the part of some people to ‘indigenize’ more things in the world, such as college curriculum materials.

Mark Charles: Decoding Donald Trump's vision to 'Make America Great Again'
Opinion
Mark Charles: Decoding Donald Trump's vision to 'Make America Great Again' (January 19, 2017)
We must remember, comparatively and historically, our country’s greatness is rooted in colonialism.

John Leguizamo: Who was 'mistreating indigenous people' first?
Opinion | Politics
John Leguizamo: Who was 'mistreating indigenous people' first? (October 21, 2016)
'We were mistreating indigenous people here long before the British brought slaves to the colonies.'

Misty Perkins: Indigenous voices are lost in colonial translation
Opinion
Misty Perkins: Indigenous voices are lost in colonial translation (October 21, 2016)
Water is life, protect it. Earth is our mother, defend her.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: There's more than one path to reconciliation
Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: There's more than one path to reconciliation (August 25, 2016)
Forgiveness might be one path to acceptance, experts tell us, but it isn’t the only one.

Peter d'Errico: 'Friends' continue to embrace negative Indian policy
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: 'Friends' continue to embrace negative Indian policy (August 22, 2016)
Every time we confuse Indian sovereignty issues with civil rights issues, we not only miss the point of the Indian struggle, we actually advance the US policy of destroying Indian Nations.

Elena Ortiz: Fiesta commemorates the conquest of Pueblo people
Opinion
Elena Ortiz: Fiesta commemorates the conquest of Pueblo people (August 15, 2016)
It is long past time for the city of Santa Fe to take steps in order to change the narrative of the annual Fiesta celebration.

Steven Newcomb: Another push for assimilation in 'Trail of Tears'
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Another push for assimilation in 'Trail of Tears' (August 15, 2016)
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.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Healing from colonization of indigenous peoples
Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Healing from colonization of indigenous peoples (August 1, 2016)
As Native people we are no strangers to grief.

Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald Trump
Opinion
Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald Trump (July 22, 2016)
The challenge with Donald Trump is that he understands all too well what made America 'great.'

Peter d'Errico: Celebrating the dark side of White 'civilization'
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Celebrating the dark side of White 'civilization' (July 21, 2016)
Whether one celebrates this 'civilization' or not depends on whether one profits from the destruction inherent in the system.

Steven Newcomb: Focusing on the independence of our nations
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Focusing on the independence of our nations (July 20, 2016)
Our right to live free from the domination of the ideas of the white man has never ended.

James Giago Davies: American imperialism survives with our help
Opinion
James Giago Davies: American imperialism survives with our help (July 12, 2016)
That’s a specialty of the Wasicu, to manufacture bogeymen, to justify lots of guns and aggression, because don’t think for one second America has stopped taking whatever they have the power to take.

Peter d'Errico: New book unpacks myths about Native Americans
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: New book unpacks myths about Native Americans (July 5, 2016)
'All the Real Indians Died Off' will hit the market in time for this year's debates about celebrating or mourning the arrival of Columbus and his boat people from their ocean-crossing journey to this continent.

Mark Charles: Native people dehumanized in Declaration of Independence
Opinion
Mark Charles: Native people dehumanized in Declaration of Independence (July 4, 2016)
According to the Declaration of Independence, natives are dehumanized as savages who stood in the way of westward expansion.

Steven Newcomb: True honor and respect for the original nations
Canada | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: True honor and respect for the original nations (June 14, 2016)
It is time to reset the relationship based on true honor and respect for the Original Free Nations.

Steven Newcomb: Statue can't ignore genocide of Native peoples
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Statue can't ignore genocide of Native peoples (May 16, 2016)
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.

Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Tribal' laws based on system of imperialism
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Tribal' laws based on system of imperialism (April 15, 2016)
As a modern Lakota society, we must realize that we were not militarily defeated.

Steven Newcomb: America remains in denial about its own holocaust
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: America remains in denial about its own holocaust (March 31, 2016)
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.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Commune urged to decolonize stolen lands
Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Commune urged to decolonize stolen lands (March 29, 2016)
Black Bear Ranch was founded ironically on the slogan 'free land for a free people,' apparently oblivious to the fact that the land was stolen in the first place.

Peter d'Errico: Indian people long viewed as uncivilized in law
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Indian people long viewed as uncivilized in law (December 10, 2012)
"The cases that comprise federal Indian law often use words of civilized domination. One of these, Davis v. Sitka School Board, 3 Alaska 481 (1908), involved six "mixed blood" children:...

Steve Russell: Termination is still the  'holy grail'  of colonizers
Opinion
Steve Russell: Termination is still the 'holy grail' of colonizers (December 10, 2012)
"Colonial governments generally have a Holy Grail. They differ only in methods of pursuing it. We know it by the name “termination.” At first, the conservatives wanted to kill us...

Steven Newcomb: A tribal  perspective for Occupy Wall Street
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: A tribal perspective for Occupy Wall Street (October 13, 2011)
"Greetings on Colonization Day, I begin by prayerfully remembering our free and independent ancestors, the Lenape and all the Original Nations and Peoples of this vast Turtle Island (Mother Earth),...

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