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Dismantling ‘kind’ colonialism Permalink

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“Kind colonialism” operates on the false idea that colonisation is necessary, beneficial, and inevitable. The reason it became the dominant form of colonisa...

New Book: In The Court of the Conqueror

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ANNOUNCEMENT Artists’ Book Release Details In the Court of the Conqueror featuring Patty Ortiz with George Emilio Sanchez Curator & Editor, Cydney P...

Indigenous Craft Fair Permalink

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We invite everyone to visit the Indigenous Peoples Craft Fair on 17 April 2024 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the Eighth Floor of the Church Center of the United...

Call for Artists

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Submit now Theme: The Religious Origins of White Supremacy:  Johnson V. M’Intosh and the Doctrine of Christian Discovery. Eligibility: There are no hard r...

Manifest Destiny

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Manifest Destiny is a nineteenth-century term designating an expansionist ideology grounded in the Doctrine of Christian Discovery and republican ideals that...

World Water One Permalink

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Ten years since the First Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery International Conference held at Arizona State University West on April 19-20, 2013, the C...

Reappraising the Doctrine of Discovery

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The European doctrine of discovery principle, recognized as recently as 1986 by a federal district court as a legal fiction, nevertheless remains one of the ...

Tadodaho on language

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“They severed our tongues so we couldn’t speak our language then punished us for not being able to speak it.” - Tadodaho

On the Papal Bull, Sublimis Deus Permalink

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The bull Sublimis Deus was not retroactive. It could not be projected back in time. It could not remove the death, destruction, and dehumanization that th...

The Original Cancel Culture Permalink

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The idea that Chief Wahoo is somehow honoring Indigenous peoples and his removal is cancel culture is not only absurd but is the reinforcement of the mind...

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The Letter of the Law Permalink

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In this season of Sacred & Profane, we explore how religions have shaped the climate crisis — and how they offer ways to imagine a different future. ...

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Faith-Communities

Community of Christ

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Read the Community of Christ statement repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery.

Quakers

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Read the Quakers statement repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery.

Christian Reformed Church

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Read the Christian Reformed Church statement repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery.

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Repudiations

Community of Christ

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Read the Community of Christ statement repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery.

Quakers

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Read the Quakers statement repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery.

Christian Reformed Church

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Read the Christian Reformed Church statement repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery.

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Law

Onondaga Nation Land Rights Complaint

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The Onondaga People wish to bring about a healing between themselves and all others who live in this region that has been the homeland of the Onondaga Nation...

White v. Univ. of Cal.

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Aboriginal interest in land generally is described as a tribe’s right to occupy the land.

Onondaga Nation v. NY

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This appeal is decided on the basis of the equitable bar on recovery of ancestral lands in Sherrill, and this Court’s cases of Cayuga and Oneida. Three speci...

Oneida Indian Nation v. County of Oneida

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We have used the term “laches” here, as did the district court and this Court in Cayuga, as a convenient shorthand for the equitable principles at stake in t...

Ottawa v. Logan

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the Indian tribes who have a right to those lands are quietly to enjoy them, hunting, planting and dwelling thereon so long as they please, without any moles...

Cayuga v. Pataki

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We understand Sherrill to hold that equitable doctrines, such as laches, acquiescence, and impossibility, can in appropriate circumstances, be applied to Ind...

TEE-HIT-TON

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Every America schoolboy knows that the savage tribes of this continent were deprived of their ancestral ranges by force and that, even when the Indians ceded...

Fletcher v. Peck, 10 US 87 (1810)

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What is Indian title?  It is a mere occupancy for the purpose of hunting.  It is not like our tenures, they have no idea of a title to the soil itself.  It i...

Monroe Doctrine

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Excerpts from President James Monroe’s seventh annual message to Congress, December 2, 1823.

Roosevelt Corollary

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Roosevelt asserted that European nations should not intervene in countries to the south of the US, however under certain conditions, United States interventi...

Treaty of Tordesillas

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The Treaty of Tordesillas was concluded on June 7 1494 to settle the contentious matter of the possession of the newly discovered lands of the non Christian ...

Johnson v. M’Intosh

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The Indians were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to...

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Resources by Peter d’Errico

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Replacing the Doctrine of Christian Discovery and Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

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Films on the Doctrine of Discovery

Study Group

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The Doctrine of Discovery has had profoundly negative impacts on Indigenous Peoples for the last 500+ years. Governments and various organizations have used ...

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Roots of Peacemaking

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2009 event archive ‘Roots of Peacemaking: Indigenous Values, Global Crisis’ is the first in an ongoing series of events that include conferences, cultural ex...

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News

Domination and the Murder of George Floyd

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In CounterPunch, Shawnee/Lenape scholar Steve Newcomb connects anti-blackness and racism to the domination and dehumanization of the Doctrine of Discovery.

Haudenosaunee Democracy

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Academics, attorneys and religious leaders from as far away as Chile gathered at this site sacred to members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy to discuss the ...

RNS article about the conference

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The way Steven T. Newcomb describes the Doctrine of Discovery these days is ‘a claim of a right of Christian domination.’ It was first expressed by Pope Nich...

Roots of Peacemaking

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2009 event archive ‘Roots of Peacemaking: Indigenous Values, Global Crisis’ is the first in an ongoing series of events that include conferences, cultural ex...

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The Regalian Doctrine: The Philippine Case

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Introduction The Philippines has over 14-17 million remaining Indigenous peoples belonging to an estimated 110 ethnolinguistic communities (between 10-20% o...

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Education

Domination and the Murder of George Floyd

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In CounterPunch, Shawnee/Lenape scholar Steve Newcomb connects anti-blackness and racism to the domination and dehumanization of the Doctrine of Discovery.

Resources by Peter d’Errico

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Replacing the Doctrine of Christian Discovery and Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

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Films on the Doctrine of Discovery

What is the Doctrine of Discovery?

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Papal Bulls of the 15th century gave Christian explorers the right to claim lands they ‘discovered’ and lay claim to those lands for their Christian Monarchs...

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Papal-Bulls

Inter Caetera

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The Papal Bull Inter Caetera of May 4, 1493

What is the Doctrine of Discovery?

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Papal Bulls of the 15th century gave Christian explorers the right to claim lands they ‘discovered’ and lay claim to those lands for their Christian Monarchs...

Requerimiento

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Spanish conquistadors read this document, composed in 1510, to Indians of the new world. It briefly explains Spain’s assertion of its legal and moral right t...

Treaty of Tordesillas

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The Treaty of Tordesillas was concluded on June 7 1494 to settle the contentious matter of the possession of the newly discovered lands of the non Christian ...

Dum Diversas

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Papal Bull Dum Diversas 18 June, 1452

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Inter Caetera

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The Papal Bull Inter Caetera of May 4, 1493

Requerimiento

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Spanish conquistadors read this document, composed in 1510, to Indians of the new world. It briefly explains Spain’s assertion of its legal and moral right t...

Treaty of Tordesillas

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The Treaty of Tordesillas was concluded on June 7 1494 to settle the contentious matter of the possession of the newly discovered lands of the non Christian ...

Dum Diversas

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Papal Bull Dum Diversas 18 June, 1452

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Indigenous-Peoples

State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

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It was also suggested the report be a key advocacy tool for raising awareness on indigenous peoples’ issues in general and in particular to raise the profile...

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United-Nations

State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

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It was also suggested the report be a key advocacy tool for raising awareness on indigenous peoples’ issues in general and in particular to raise the profile...

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Films on the Doctrine of Discovery

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Tadodaho on language

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“They severed our tongues so we couldn’t speak our language then punished us for not being able to speak it.” - Tadodaho

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What is the Doctrine of Discovery?

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Papal Bulls of the 15th century gave Christian explorers the right to claim lands they ‘discovered’ and lay claim to those lands for their Christian Monarchs...

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What is the Doctrine of Discovery?

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Papal Bulls of the 15th century gave Christian explorers the right to claim lands they ‘discovered’ and lay claim to those lands for their Christian Monarchs...

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The Letter of the Law Permalink

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In this season of Sacred & Profane, we explore how religions have shaped the climate crisis — and how they offer ways to imagine a different future. ...

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