April 1, 2023

A Tainted Trophy And The Framing Of White Supremacy In America, Part 3 (Tink Tinker)

The following is the third of a three-part series. The first can be found here, the second here. The entire article appears in the fall 2022 issue of The New Polis Journal. Through the various methodist episcopal annual conference journals, it is possible to trace RM’s movement from church to church through indiana and then illinois to […]

A Tainted Trophy And The Framing Of White Supremacy In America, Part 2 (Tink Tinker)

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first can be found here. The entire article appears in the fall 2022 issue of The New Polis Journal. In fact, this book—with its cover—had become part of the romance narrative of christian conquest, helping to frame destruction, murder and conquest as somehow justifiable before their […]

A Tainted Trophy And The Framing Of White Supremacy In America, Part 1 (Tink Tinker)

The following is the first of a three-part series. The entire article appears in the fall 2022 issue of The New Polis Journal. “…a great many of the inhabitants of the fronteers (sic) consider the murdering of the Indians in the highest degree meritorious.”[1] –indiana governor william henry harrison (1801) The ghastly trophy of a book […]

The Ontological Violence of Engaged Pluralism (Luke Barnesmoore)

In many cases, by documenting the way settler colonial power ascends to unquestioned normalcy and recirculates as natural and given, the decolonizing project becomes one of suggesting counter realities or alternative ways of knowing and being. – Sarah de Leeuw and Sarah Hunt, “Unsettling Decolonizing Geographies” Introduction It is important to begin this discussion by […]

Critical Conversations 7 (Glenn Morris, Shawnee & Tink Tinker, wazhazhe / Osage Nation)

This conversation took place February 9, 2021. Full transcript is provided below. Roger Green: Hi everybody, welcome back to The New Polis for another Critical Conversation. My name is Roger Green and I’m the general editor for The New Polis, and today we have guest speakers Tink Tinker, who’s been a critical conversationalist with us […]

Reorientation In The Field – Why Religion Matters (Wendy Felese)

Overview Defining religion as a negotiation about “what it means to be a human in a human place,” David Chidester, in Empire of Religion: Imperialism & Comparative Religion, invites scholars of religious studies to critically examine and name what it is that we are actually teaching, writing about, and researching. Certainly, many in our field have called […]

Critical Conversations 7 – An American Indian Critique Of Sovereignty (Announcement)

Participants are invited to join us live in the seventh of a monthly series of “Critical Conversations” (Zoom webinars) with eminent scholars from around the globe. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us by email at editor.thenewpolis@gmail.com. If you have not participated in previous seminars, please provide us with a brief sentence or two […]

Critical Conversations 5 – American Indian Worldview And The Twinned Cosmos Of Indigenous America Transcript (Barbara Alice Mann, Onondawaga, Bear Clan And Tink Tinker, Wazhazhe, Osage Nation, Eagle Clan)

The following is the video and transcript of the fifth “Critical Conversation”, a monthly Zoom seminar with advance registration sponsored by The New Polis and Whitestone Publications and involving indigenous and international scholars. The seminar took place on December 8, 2020. Roger Green: Hi everybody, my name is Roger Green, and I’m general editor of the New […]

Rhetorical Erasure, Indian Slavery, And The Doctrine Of Discovery, Part 1 (Roger Green)

The following is the first of a multi-part series. By far, public discourse in the United States is most frequently framed within a white-black binary.  The legacy of slavery looms large for a union that consciously decided at its founding to perpetuate the so-called “peculiar institution” (as a later defender of slavery termed it).  As Vine Deloria, Jr. complained fifty […]

An Introduction And Call For Submissions To The New Polis On The Doctrine of Discovery (Roger Green)

The New Polis, in conjunction with other Whitestone Publications, is currently at work on a larger project for the year 2021 that involves the publication of articles, online seminars and conferences, and more expansive as well as deep-reaching conversations concerning indigeneity and the “de-colonizing” of prevailing forms of intellectual discourse and cognitive frameworks. The foundational […]