Articles & Papers
Repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery
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  • Doctrine of Discovery: In the Name of Christ,” Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery: A movement of Anabaptist people of faith. This 43-minute documentary has three parts: history of the Doctrine of Discovery and its basis in Christian theology and scripture, living the Doctrine of Discovery, and undoing the Doctrine of Discovery.
  • In the White Man’s Image,” PBS. In the White Man’s Image examines how the humanist experiment to “civilize” native populations through boarding schools was actually cultural genocide in disguise.
  • The National Film Board of Canada’s Indigenous Cinema catalogue.
  • Neither Wolf Nor Dog”, Dir. Steven Lewis Simpson, staring Dave Bald Eagle, Christopher Sweeney, Richard Ray Whitman.
  • Promised Land” is an award-winning social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they’ve long been denied.
  • Real Rent Duwamish: stand in solidarity with First Peoples by making rent payments to the Duwamish Tribe.
  • Reserve 107: Reconciliation on the Prairies, Mennonite Central Committee Saskatchewan and St. Johns Lutheran Church ELCIC. Indigenous rights and title to the land remains a taboo topic for many across Canada, but in the small town of Laird, Saskatchewan, an old injustice is providing new opportunities for dialogue, friendship and a fierce determination to right the wrongs of the past.
  • White Bison, “The Wellbriety Journey to Forgiveness.” The historical trauma of the Indian Boarding School Era, and the journey toward awareness, dialogue and forgiveness among Native peoples.


  • A Vision of Partnership and Unity: A guide to ministry with American Indian and Alaska Native people, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the United Church of Christ and the ELCA.
  • Robert Miller, Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny, Bison Books, 2008.
  • Steven Newcomb, Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, Fulcrum Publishing, 2008.
  • Gary Roberts, Massacre at Sand Creek: How Methodists Were Involved in an American Tragedy, Abingdon Press, 2016.
  • Roy Wilson (Yakama Nation), Native American Liberation Theology: Healing For Both The Oppressed And The Oppressor, C S S Publishing Company, 1997.
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