Upcoming Events: Storytelling Wednesday, Doctrine of Discovery Screening Friday

Wednesday: Winter Gathering and Storytelling event

Wicoie Nandagikendan and Division of Indian Work (DIW) invite you to their Winter Gathering and Storytelling event on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 6-8 p.m., at the Division of Indian Work, 1001 E. Lake Street. (Wicoie Nandagikendan is an early childhood language immersion program in Dakota and Ojibwe.)
Food and healthy beverages will be provided.

Friday: Documentary Film on the Doctrine of Discovery

Olivet UCC, 1850 Iglehart Ave. in St Paul, will host a screening of the film: Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code this Friday, 27. The evening starts and  6:00 p.m. with an Indian Taco Dinner, Fellowship Hall followed by the movie.

The Doctrine of Discovery refers to the religious and legal justification used by Europe’s colonial powers to claim lands occupied by indigenous peoples, seize their property and forcibly convert or enslave them. The Doctrine has its roots in 15th century papal edicts granting Spain and Portugal permission to seize foreign lands as long as no baptized Christians had a prior claim. The “Discovery Doctrine” was put into U.S. law through a series of 19th Century Supreme Court decisions. It still applies today.

Here is a link to the trailer.


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