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Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery

Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery

The first time I heard of the doctrine of discovery I was working on a campaign called ‘’The Resistance Campaign’’ that Casey and I started in 2019 to raise awareness about a white paper filled with special words and tactics (SWOT) to erode Indigenous rights and title our ancestors had fought for generations uphold. After listening and learning from grassroots leaders and scholars such as Sylvia Mcadam, Russ Diabo, Rachel Snow, Chief Judy Wilson and Pam Palmater. We began to understand more and more the crippling hold colonialism plays on our Nations across Turtle Island. As we soaked in this knowledge, we learned that it all came back to a few things, the doctrine of discovery, terra nullius and the papal bull.
Who is Pretty Nose?

Who is Pretty Nose?

Pretty Nose was an Arapaho/Cheyanne war chief who fought in the Battle of the Little BigHorn, also commonly known as Custer’s Last Stand. During the Great Sioux War of 1876-1877, the U.S. government was actively encroaching on Indigenous lands, specifically the Black Hills where gold was discovered.
Maskihkîy, Medicine

Maskihkîy, Medicine

'We are Spiritual Beings having a human experience, to be here in ceremony, to learn. We take pride in that, we honor that each day.' -Ogimaawab, Joseph Sutherland 'The Medicine Wheel is a symbol of peaceful interaction among all living things on Mother Earth. It represents connections and harmon...