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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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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Quaker Indian Committee disavows Doctrine of Discovery, affirms 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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