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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.'

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.'

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Steven Newcomb: Celebrating the genocidal legacy of the church (02/04)
Pope Francis’s decision to grant sainthood to Father Serra by canonizing him celebrates the genocidal legacy of the Spanish Catholic mission system of domination.

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Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court decision influenced by religion (01/26)
2015 marks the 60th year since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Tee-Hit-Ton Indians v. United States under the leadership of Chief Justice Earl Warren.

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Steven Newcomb: Indian policy is unmistakenly linked to religion (01/22)
The Old Testament basis of federal Indian law is the reason why the territories and sacred places of our Original Nations have never been protected from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.

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Steven Newcomb: Church plans to sanctify a legacy of domination (01/19)
The same institution that brought us the Crusades, a Borgia Pope and the Inquisition is now going to sanctify Serra’s legacy.

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Steven Newcomb: Sacred lands are Christmas gift for mining firm (12/29)
The Rio Tinto Mining Company, owned by interests in the United Kingdom and Australia, is representative of the destructive and devouring process of colonization.

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Steven Newcomb: US still holds colonial attitude towards tribes (12/16)
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.

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Steven Newcomb: UN indigenous rights document remains flawed (12/10)
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.

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