Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Topic: The Christian Doctrine of Discovery
What is the doctrine of discovery? How does it effect Indians today? What can be done to combat the doctrine?
Maria Girouard, Director, Penobscot Nation Cultural & Historic Preservation, [email protected]
Gale Corey-Toensing, Indian Country Today
Resources for learning about the Christian Doctrine of Discovery:
George E. Tinker (Osage/Cherokee), Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide, Augsburg Press, Minneapolis, 1993.
George E. Tinker (Osage/Cherokee), American Indian Liberation: A Theology of Sovereignty, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY, 2008.
Newcomb, Steven T. (Shawnee/Lenape), Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, Fulcrum, Golden, CO, 2008.
Miller, Robert J. (Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma), Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny, Praeger, Westport, CT, 2006.
United Nations General Assembly “The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”, 2007, Available for download from UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UNPFII, click EN for English language version; also find background information on this website.
Deloria, Vine, Jr (Lakota), God is Red: A Native View of Religion, Fulcrum, Golden, CO, 1973.
Awkwesasne Notes, Mohawk Nation (with Chief Oren Lyons, John Mohawk, Jose Barreiro), “Basic Call to Consciousness”, 2005, Book Publishing, Summertown, TN
Aperture, Michael E. Hoffman, Executive Director, “Strong Hearts: Native American Visions and Voices, Aperture, NY, 1995.
Williams, Robert A 1955, Like a Loaded Weapon:
The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights and the Legal History of Racism in America
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