Category Archives: Doctrine of Discovery

Catholic groups call for Pope Francis to rescind 15th Century papal bulls on Discovery

Yesterday, thirteen Catholic groups requested that Pope Francis formally rescind the 15th century papal bulls that provided the basis for the international law Doctrine of Discovery and the legalized colonization and subjugation of most of the world by Europeans. This call was made … Continue reading

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Teaching the complete history of the United States – Lewis & Clark and Manifest Destiny

American Indians and tribal nations have been too long overlooked in the teaching and scholarship of the history of the United States. I have written about the crucial role that indigenous peoples and nations played, for example, in the Lewis and Clark … Continue reading

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Can you really learn American history without studying American Indian involvement?

I have written and stated many times that American Indian tribes and Indigenous Peoples need to write their own histories because the mainstream academy and historians almost totally ignore the participation, involvement, and influence of Indigenous Peoples on world history and United States history. Thus, I … Continue reading

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Rabbit Proof Fence

I'm visiting Australia again and giving talks in Brisbane, Adelaide, and Tasmania at various universities and other locations about the Doctrine of Discovery in Australia and gave one talk about Indigenous economic development.  I just left the Museum of Western Australia in Perth … Continue reading

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British Columbia conference on Doctrine of Discovery

A conference entitled the International Seminar on the Doctrine of Discovery is being cohosted by the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council and Thompson Rivers University on September 20th and 21st in Kamlopps British Columbia. The conference will address how the colonial doctrine of discovery … Continue reading

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International Indigenous Peoples' day

August 9 is the international indigenous peoples' Day. Please check out our blog entry on the Oxford University Press website: http://blog.oup.com/2012/08/doctrine-discovery-indigenous-peoples/

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Quakers church repudiates Doctrine of Discovery

I just received this e-mail that the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), in meeting at Silver Bay, NY, passed the minute (resolution) below on 7-26-2012.   We seek to live in a just peace with our … Continue reading

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