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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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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