News and Updates

In April of 2013. hundreds of activists, scholars, artists, and community leaders contributed to the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Conference. Here you will find a summary of the event and information about current interventions and related work being done throughout Abya Yala. 

What is the Doctrine?

The Doctrine of Discovery is a concept in which the Vatican and all of Christiandom  declared that colonial governments could take legal possession of any land or peoples they "discovered." This notion has been used to justify the dispossession and genocide of Indigenous Peoples ever since.

A forum for continuing the conversations from the working groups, and other related topics. Here we will continue to shape and coordinate the interventions proposed at the conference, and discuss additional suggestions as they surface. Your contribution is crucial so jump in and get involved! 

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