Doctrine of Christian Discovery: After Repudiation, What Next?

“Doctrine of Christian Discovery: After Repudiation, What Next?” Conference May 24-25 2014 The Skä·noñh — Great Law of Peace Center 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, NY 13088 Opening Comments Joe Heath: Onondaga Land Rights Action, the OAS, and the DoCD Betty Lyons: (report from Tonya Gonnella Frichner on 13th UNPFII) RELIGIOUS GROUPS REPUDIATION THE Doctrine…

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Monroe Doctrine

Historic Documents The Monroe Doctrine Excerpts from President James Monroe’s seventh annual message to Congress, December 2, 1823: At the proposal of the Russian Imperial Government, made through the minister of the Emperor residing here, a full power and instructions have been transmitted to the Minister of the United States at St. Petersburgh to arrange,…

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Roosevelt Corollary

The Monroe Doctrine and the Roosevelt Corollary The Monroe Doctrine, put forth in 1823 by President James Monroe, called for an end to European intervention in the American continents (both north and south). This applied only to independent governments in the Americas however, not to areas that were colonies at that time. In what came…

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Quaker Indian Committee disavows Doctrine of Discovery, affirms Declaration

Quaker Indian Committee disavows Doctrine of Discovery, affirms Declaration By Gale Courey Toensing Story Updated: Dec 17, 2009 Originally Published by: Indian Country Today Media Network PHILADELPHIA – Inspired by the actions of the Episcopal Church, a Quaker group has disavowed the Christian Doctrine of Discovery and voiced its support for the United Nations Declaration…

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Indigenous delegates ask Pope to repudiate Doctrine of Discovery

Indigenous delegates ask Pope to repudiate Doctrine of Discovery By Gale Courey Toensing Story Published: Dec 21, 2009 Originally Published by Indian Country Today Media Network MELBOURNE, Australia – While indigenous delegates from around the world were sidelined at the 15th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen, the collective voice of indigenous…

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Requerimiento

Requerimiento, 1514 Requerimiento [“Requirement], by Charles I of Spain [abridged]: Spanish conquistadors read this document, composed in 1514, to Indians of the new world. It briefly explains Spain’s assertion of its legal and moral right to rule over the inhabitants of Latin America. It also provides a rationale for a “just war.” Legalistic Spaniards devised…

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Patent Granted by Henry VII to John Cabot

Patent Granted by King Henry VII to John Cabot and his Sons March 5, 1496   By this public document, Henry VII indicated his official, royal support for Cabot’s enterprise. As an agent of the English Crown, Cabot was empowered to investigate, claim and possess lands “which before this time were unknown to all Christians”…

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Treaty of Tordesillas

Treaty of Tordesillas June 7, 1494     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 world between Portugal and Spain. It was ratified by Spain on July 2, 1494. and by Portugal on September 5,…

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