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Friday, September 6, 2019 at 12:20pm to 2:15pm
Goldwin Smith 132, Hollis E Cornell Auditorium
Fall 2019 Speaker Series with the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program (AIISP), hosing with Steven Newcomb (Shawnee-Lenape), Director, Indigenous Law Institute.
Steven T. Newcomb (Lenape, Shawnee) is an internationally recognized author, scholar, and educator. For more than four decades he has been researching and writing about the origins of federal Indian law and international law dating back to the early days of Western Christendom, most notably focused on what he calls the idea-system of discovery and Christian domination. He is one of the foremost authorities on the Vatican papal decrees of the fifteen century and their destructive impact on Original Nations and Peoples. The idea-system of domination found in those documents have resulted in the decimation of Original Nations and Peoples of Mother Earth, destroyed sacred life-ways, and sustainable ecosystems, and deprived humanity of vitally important Sacred Indigenous Teachings and Wisdom.