▶ David Smith: Doctrine of Discovery | Peacestock 2015

Papal Bulls of the 15th century gave Christian explorers the right to claim lands they "discovered" and lay claim to those lands for their Christian Monarchs. Any land that was not inhabited by Christians was available to be "discovered", claimed, and exploited. If the "pagan" inhabitants could be converted, they might be spared. If not, More

Film and Discussion, Indigenous Rights: Disavowing the Doctrine of Discovery

“Disavowing the Doctrine of Discovery” “The Doctrine of Discovery” created by filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild is part two of a three-part documentary. Part two focuses on a little known subject traced back to Christopher Columbus’s so-called “discovery” of the lands now commonly known as “the Americas.” SPIN is sponsoring several showings of the film around the More

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