Doctrine of Discovery

An educational resource and study group maintained by the Indigenous Values Initiative and the American Indian Law Alliance.

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Law

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Laws and legal cases relating to the Doctrine of Discovery.

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United Nations

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United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

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Study Group

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The Doctrine of Discovery has had profoundly negative impacts on Indigenous Peoples for the last 500+ years. Governments and various organizations have used the Doctrine of Discovery to justify the taking lands, the extermination of people and cultures, and the breaking of agreements and treaties. Since 2007 we have been reading, discussing and educating ourselves ourselves about Indigenous Peoples’ history, worldviews, and struggles.

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