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

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. But, at a time when one percent of the national vote has meant the difference between one presidential candidate, who seemed indifferent to sovereign rights of Native Nations, and another, who seemed hostile and affirmed the Jacksonian campaigns to eradicate sovereign rights altogether, it becomes quite clear that Reclaiming Native Truth is on to something.

 

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Haudenosaunee Democracy

Excerpt: While visiting with President and Director of the American Indian Law Alliance Betty Lyons prior to the start of the recent Haudenosaunee Doctrine of Discovery conference, I was advised that the United States would certainly be run a lot differently if it were part of that confederacy. “We would never allow in our nation…

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Indigenous delegates ask Pope to repudiate Doctrine of Discovery

Gale Courey Toensing • December 21, 2009 Indian Country Today 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 peoples at the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions was heard calling on the Pope to…

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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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