The Doctrine of Discovery: The International Law of Colonialism
Excerpt from the article…
Indigenous Peoples around the world have been seriously and negatively impacted by the international law of colonialism, which is known today as the Doctrine of Discovery….
Indigenous Nations and Peoples, and everyone for that matter, need to understand how this international law of colonialism was developed, how it was justified, how it was used to subjugate Indigenous Peoples, how it was used to steal Indigenous lands, assets, and rights, and how it has impacted Indigenous Peoples from the onset of colonization to the present day.
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