the doctrine of discovery

the doctrine of discovery

The 15th century papal bulls might be old, but they’ve influenced everything from how we treat the planet to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Indigenous activist urges the Vatican to revoke 500-year-old documents | CBC Radio

Steven Newcomb has spent years teaching people about a series of 15th century papal bulls, commonly called the ‘doctrine of discovery.’ Newcomb, who is Shawnee/Lenape and author of Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery , said the bulls might be old, but they’ve influenced everything from how we treat the planet to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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