Fletcher v. Peck, 10 US 87 (1810)
Law

Excerpts: “What is Indian title?  It is a mere occupancy for the purpose of hunting.  It is not like our tenures, they have no idea of a title to the soil itself.  It is overrun by them, rather than inhabited.  It is not a true and legal possession.  It is a right not to be…

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Haudenosaunee Host Doctrine of Discovery Gathering

“I think it’s something that people don’t really understand,” observes Betty Lyons, President and Director of the American Indian Law Alliance. “They go about their daily lives and they do things and they don’t understand why they’re doing them and how much the Doctrine has affected everyone everywhere.” … “Really what we’re doing is bringing…

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“United States Indian Law” Panel

Resources from the “United States Indian Law Panel” at the Taking on the Doctrine of Discovery, What are our Next Steps? Conference Date: August 18-19, 2018 Place: Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center, Onondaga Nation Territory (Liverpool, NY). Panelists: Joseph J. Heath, Peter D’Errico and Steven T. Newcomb. Moderated by Betty Lyons. Listed by Author d’Errico, Peter. “Replacing the Doctrine of Christian Discovery…

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The Biblical Basis of federal Indian law & policy

From Steve Newcomb: As bizarre as it may seem, today’s federal definitions of Indian title and Indian nationhood find their basis in the Old Testament covenant tradition. This tradition is premised on the idea of a “chosen people” who have a covenant (treaty) with their deity to take over and colonize certain lands that the…

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Native American Law in the Modern Era

Albany Government Law Review Volume 10 Issues 1&2 2016-2017 Volume 10, Issue 1: Native American Law in the Modern Era Indian Title: Unraveling the Racial Context of Property Rights, or How to Stop Engaging in Conquest Joseph William Singer 10 Alb. Govt. L. Rev. 1 (2017) Indians, Race, and Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country Alex…

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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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Faith Communities

Religious Communities who have Repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery Anglican Church of Canada Roman Catholic Organizations The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ, the U.S and Canada) Episcopal Church (USA) Friends General Conference Presbyterian Church (USA) United Church of Christ United Church of Canada United Methodist Church Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations World Council of Churches…

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