Posts Tagged ‘Chief Wilton Littlechild’

Vatican repudiates Doctrine of Discovery, Indigenous leaders call for further action

Monday, April 17th, 2023
Doctrine of Discovery

Indigenous leaders have responded to the recent Vatican acknowledgement that the Doctrine of Discovery was not a teaching of the Catholic Church, stating that it should be just the beginning. The doctrine was supported by papal bulls (edicts) that legitimised colonial actions in seizing Indigenous lands, and it has been used to deny Indigenous peoples Read more

Feathers fly over chief’s gift to Pope

Monday, August 1st, 2022
chief's gift

A chief’s gift of an eagle feather headdress to the pope during his penitential tour of Canada is shocking many commentators. They include indigenous peoples from across the world. One, Hemopereki Simon, is a research expert in indigenous politics and Te Tiriti. “I have survived the settler colonial education system and have come out on Read more