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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State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

At its first session, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) requested the United Nations System produce such a report on the state of the world’s indigenous peoples (SOWIP). It was also suggested the report be a key advocacy tool for raising awareness on indigenous peoples’ issues in general and in particular to…

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Online Resources

Links to Related Web Sites United Nations UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Division for Social Policy and Development Indigenous Sites Official site for the Onondaga Nation, People of the Hills. Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community Welcome To Ganondagan American Indian Law Alliance Others Indigenous Values Initiative NOON – Neighbors…

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Bibliography

The Doctrine of Discovery Working Bibliography Listed by Author d’Errico, Peter. “Replacing the Doctrine of Christian Discovery and Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” _____. “Indigenous Lèse-majesté: Questioning U.S. Federal Indian Law” (Download as PDF). _____. “Seeing through the chimera of U.S. federal Indian ‘trust’ law.” (Download as PDF). Gonnella Frichner, Tonya. “Preliminary…

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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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Inter Caetera

The Legal Battle and Spiritual War against the Native People The Bull Inter Caetera (Alexander VI) May 4, 1493 “Alexander, bishop, servant of the servants of God, to the illustrious sovereigns, our very dear son in Christ, Ferdinand, king, and our very dear daughter in Christ, Isabella, queen of Castile, Leon, Aragon, Sicily, and Granada,…

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