Rejecting the Christian Doctrine of Discovery and Forging a New Relationship with North America’s Indigenous People A Sermon Preached by John Dieffenbacher-Krall at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Barneveld, NY in the Central Diocese of NY July 12, 2009
Doctrine of Discovery: A Review of Its Origins and Implications for Congregations in the PC(USA) and Support for Native American Sovereignty.
Eleventh Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 7-18 May, 2012
Agenda Item 3 – May 8, 2012
Haudenosaunee Statement on the Construct Known as the Doctrine of Discovery, A History A Seat at the Table
- Minute on the Doctrine of Discovery, Approved July 25, 2012, New York Yearly Meeting Summer Sessions Silver Bay, New York (⤓ PDF Download)
- Baltimore Yearly Meeting (Religious Society of Friends) 2012, Indian Affairs Committee, Background Materials for Minute to Repudiate Doctrine of Discovery (⤓ PDF Download)
- A Minute to Repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and to Affirm the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Drafted by the Indigenous Peoples Concerns Committee, Approved by Boulder Friends Meeting on March 10, 2013 (⤓ PDF Download)
- Repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery: Some references and resources Prepared by Canadian Friends Service Committee March 2013 (⤓ PDF Download)
Remembrance, Recognition and Reconciliation: The Episcopal Church’s Call for Justice for Indigenous People A Sermon Preached by John Dieffenbacher-Krall at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Old Town, Maine October 15, 2006
Resolution Number: 2009-D035 Title: Repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Substituted Final Text:
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 raise the profile of the Permanent Forum. In addition, the report should be of value for deliberations within the Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other bodies of the UN system. The first publication of The State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was published in 2009 and its major focus was on: Poverty and Well-being; Culture; Environment; Contemporary Education;Health; Human Rights and Emerging Issues. The report was well received and according to press reports, the publication revealed alarming statistics on indigenous peoples’ poverty, health, education, employment, human rights, the environment and more. This was the first United Nations publication and provided much needed information on the status of indigenous peoples throughout the world. The Report on the State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples promotes awareness of indigenous peoples’ issues within the United Nations system, with States, academia and the broader public.
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.