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Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: High court still relying on Christian doctrine (08/03)
The concepts, metaphors, and categories dreamed up by the U.S. Supreme Court, regarding rights of 'ascendency' and 'ultimate dominion' need to be rejected, repudiated and disestablished.

Filed Under: Opinion | World
Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis takes a first step with apology (07/14)
Pope Francis can show true courage and moral authority by taking a next logical step: Revoke those papal bulls that have resulted in the domination and dehumanization of our original nations and peoples.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: U.S. keeps original nations in a state of captivity (07/07)
The United States government has justified its rapacious, deadly, and kleptomaniacal behavior toward our nations on the basis of dominating and dehumanizing metaphors that it lives by.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indian law and policy based on domination (06/29)
Federal Indian law and policy is a language and idea system predicated on the U.S.’s domination of our nations and peoples.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: System of dominance thrust on our nations (06/22)
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.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indian law and policy came from the colonizers (06/16)
The ideas and arguments typically called U.S. federal Indian law and policy are the result of that persuasive use of human language in an effort to disempower our original nations while empowering the United States.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Colonizers of Indian land now viewed as saints (06/08)
From the viewpoint of the original nations overrun by the trajectory of empire, the Pioneer Mother is a colonizing mother.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: U.S. perpetuates dominance over our nations (05/25)
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.'

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Debating our existence as 'tribes' or nations (05/05)
Were there 'tribes' existing here in our part of the world before the Christian Europeans invasively arrived with that word?

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Church celebrates agent of Native genocide (04/28)
How has the Vatican responded to protests and sharp criticism from Indian people in California regarding Pope Francis’s announcement to declare Serra a saint?

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Tribal sovereignty or original independence? (04/20)
To this day we are rightfully free of the colonizers’ imposed words and ideas of domination. It’s just many of us have not yet grasped and acted on this critical point.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indian policy and 'internal' self-determination (04/13)
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.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: How use of 'indigenous' benefits colonizers (04/10)
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.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Challenge system of domination in Indian law (04/06)
Part of the process of decolonization involves using the term domination to reference the United States and the U.S. federal Indian law and policy system.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Native nations still under dominating process (03/26)
The Doctrine of Discovery has always been about Domination and Dehumanization

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: The origins of federal Indian law and policy (03/19)
As a result of the United States’ successful construction of a world of domination, our nations are deemed in that world to exist in subjection to 'U.S. sovereignty and independence.'

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indian Claims Commission wasn't legitimate (03/16)
When the Europeans ‘discovered’ the North American continent they found it inhabited by the Indians and the question of their rights aroused a great moral debate.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Domination deprived California tribes of land (03/09)
It would appear that to this day no Indian nation in California has ever argued in a U.S. court that it is a nation, with an existence which predates the Spanish invasion, and on that basis, advocated on behalf of its full nationhood and the full extent of its original territory.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Domination doctrine and the Quinault Nation (03/04)
The system of domination has a number of sources, starting with Genesis 1:28 of the Old Testament, which instructs 'man' to 'subdue the earth,' and 'dominate' all living things.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: NMAI should help expose bigotry in Indian law (03/02)
Why are treaties with Indian nations not classified in the same manner as U.S. treaties with countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Spain?

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