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Discover the Doctrine of Discovery
July 17 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm• $10 – $20
European Christian-based monarchs used the Doctrine of Discovery to occupy territories and ignore native claims. In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court still follows a discovery doctrine, citing it in Johnson v. M’Intosh, a case where Chief Justice John Marshall said Christian European nations assumed an “ultimate dominion” over the Americas during the Age of Discovery and that indigenous peoples only retained their right as occupants in their land. This is still cited to this day and has not been repudiated, Shawna Bluestar said at a roundtable hosted by Sen. Ron Wyden on Thursday, July 5. The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code will inform attendees about the history of indigenous peoples in their own home. Bluestar, an international speaker, facilitator and spiritual guide, will co-host the event with her father, Steven T. Newcomb, who’s an author, legal scholar and co-producer of the documentary. The two will host a Q&A after the screening. The film screening is located at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street and runs 7 to 9 pm, Tuesday, July 17. Admission is a sliding scale fundraiser, $10 to $20 but no one is turned away. — Henry Houston