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The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code (2014)

Dakota filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild's compelling documentary is premised on Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, a book based on two decades of research... See full summary »

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Dakota filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild's compelling documentary is premised on Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, a book based on two decades of research by Shawnee, Lenape scholar Steven T.Newcomb. The film tells the story of how little known Vatican documents of the fifteenth century resulted in a tragic global momentum of domination and dehumanization. This led to law systems in the United States and Canada and elsewhere in the world, that are still being used against Original Nations and Peoples to this day. The film concludes with traditional teachings developed over thousands of years that provide a much needed alternative for humans and the ecological systems of Mother Earth at this time. Written by Anonymous

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9 September 2015 | by (St. Augustine, Florida) – See all my reviews

Clear research of the U.S. laws based on the Doctrine of Discovery. High quality documentary. A story not often told. This is a challenge to Christians, especially, to rethink how non-Christians need to be respected as fellow human beings of equal worth in the eyes of the Creator of us all. The experts who speak in the documentary are credible. The language is clear for all to understand; not legalese. Indigenous people experience the highest levels of poverty in the United States of any population group. The documentary helps the viewer make the connection between 500 year old Papal Bulls and current U.S. law that has resulted in lowered quality of life for many indigenous people. There are clearly defined calls for action to correct the injustices. I recommend this video to church groups, Protestant and Catholic to call on their ecclesiastical bodies to engage in dialogue with aboriginal peoples.


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