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If you don’t know treaties and sovereignty, you don’t know history

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Reclaiming Native Truth’s research shows hope. For instance, it demonstrates that, when presented with a narrative that educates on the value of and values inherent in the treaties signed between the United States and Native Nations, support for laws that uphold tribal sovereignty increases by 16 percent. This may seem like a negligible margin

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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 Doctrine of Discovery.

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Haudenosaunee Host Doctrine of Discovery Gathering

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" I think it’s something that people don’t really understand," observes Betty Lyons, President and Director of the American Indian Law Alliance. " They go about their daily lives and they do things and they don’t understand why they’re doing them and how much the Doctrine has affected everyone everywhere."

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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 Nicholas V in the 1452 papal bull Dum Diversas, which — along with subsequent bulls Romanus Pontifex and Inter Caetera — created a theological justification for Christian rulers seizing the property and possessions of non-Christians

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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 exchanges and concerts.  This is a United Nation International Day of Peace event.  It  is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the Onondaga Nation and Syracuse University.

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