Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

August 16, 2022

Oglala Lakota Nation tells Catholic Church to Repudiate Racist Doctrine of Discovery


The following letter is being delivered today to Jesuit Superior General, Fr. Arturo Sosa, asking the Roman Catholic Church to renounce the Doctrine of Discovery on his visit to Red Cloud Indian school. Wopila
Kevin Killer

Oglala Sioux Tribe 

"The Doctrine of Discovery forms the Western world's intellectual and legal foundation for the colonization of our peoples, which has led to the genocide of our peoples, the taking of our children, the theft and desecration of our lands, and innumerable other harms."

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