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Friday, March 31, 2023

Mixed feelings for Vatican rescinding 'law of colonization'

 I call it the international law of colonization, because Europeans use this law to colonize Oceania, the New World and Africa as late as the 1880s.


Mixed feelings for Vatican rescinding 'law of colonization'

By Miles Morrisseau
‘This is only a first step in correcting some of the wrongs in history’ ... 

“Native people went to the UN to talk to church leaders in the 70s to repudiate these papal bulls, which is an order from the church from the 1400s. The church claimed that they had done away with those bulls and 1539 in a papal bull that said Indians were human beings,” Miller said. “Well, that's not the way the European countries of the world took it. And this law developed and as you said, the United States 200 years ago this year, in the case of Johnson v. M'Intosh, Chief Justice John Marshall, in the first American Indian law case in the Supreme Court, adopted the Doctrine of Discovery and applied it to Indian rights here.”

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👉Johnson v. M’Intosh: 200 years of legal misery for Native people

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The landmark 1823 Supreme Court case set a precedent that has undermined tribal sovereignty ever since ... continue reading
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The Doctrine of Discovery repudiated

By ICT Newscast with Aliyah Chavez
We meet the author behind the book aiming to support young women called 'Sisterhood.' A short film explores the legacy of the Rapid City boarding schools. The Vatican has repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery. We discuss its influence on tribal sovereignty ...  The Vatican officially repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery on Thursday morning. This comes after Indigenous peoples across the world demanded this action. The Doctrine of Discovery originated in the late 1400s, as justification by the Catholic Church to seize lands that were not inhabited by Christians. continue reading

 

The Pope seems to not know about the Doctrine, according to a twitter Native.

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