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The Doctrine of Discovery
February 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST$25
Presenter: Tina Stevens
The Doctrine of Discovery was a Papal decree in 1493 used as a legal and moral way to justify the colonial dispossession of Indigenous Nations of their lands and waterways, and to promote Christian domination and superiority. In this session, Tina Stevens will present how the Doctrine of Discovery has shaped Canadian laws and the treatment of Indigenous Peoples.