Christopher Columbus Spain World History Archive National Catholic Reporter
Vinnie Rotondaro
In 2009, the Episcopal Church repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery. In 2012, The Unitarian Universalist Association followed suit...
Wounded Knee Aftermath National Catholic Reporter Library of Congress
Vinnie Rotondaro
Scholars say the Doctrine of Discovery holds immense importance in world history...
Buffalo Cheyenne River Res National Catholic Reporter
Vinnie Rotondaro
Medical Mission Sr...
Eagle Butte South Dakota Homes National Catholic Reporter
Vinnie Rotondaro
How does this history affect life in Cheyenne River today? A visitor’s first impressions can be deceiving. The physical environment is awe-inspiring. The sky casts a presence...
Theresa Braine
The Western Hemisphere was home to tens of millions of First Peoples when European settlers arrived, but less than a century later the number had dropped by 95 percent—a survival r...
Zigmund Hollow Horn National Catholic Reporter
Vinnie Rotondaro
Zigmund Hollow Horn sat inside the deanery of a small Episcopal church just off Eagle Butte, South Dakota’s main street. A thick fog had settled over town...
Candace Ducheneaux National Catholic Reporter
Vinnie Rotondaro
Candace Ducheneaux, a Lakota Indian with gray-streaked hair and a blunt, feisty spirit, sat down to a metal picnic table at a playground in this dusty, rundown town, one of America...
On the eve of Pope Francis’s visit to Turtle Island later this month, a primer is in order, and the new documentary The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code is the ...
Steven Newcomb

In his brilliant book The American Indian in Western Legal Thought (1990) Robert A. Williams says that Chief Justice John Marshall and the other justices of the U.S. Supreme Court “were well aware of the historical paternity of this bastardized” (illegitimate) doctrine of discovery....

Theresa Braine
Indigenous leaders in Canada welcomed the apology of Pope Francis for the Catholic Church’s complicity in the “grave sins” of colonization, though they hoped it was just a prelude ...