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Pueblo Reaction: Catholic Church Repudiates the Doctrine of Discovery

5.5.23 – The Vatican in March issued a formal “repudiation” of the Catholic Church’s “Doctrine of Discovery,” a papal decree made nearly 500 years ago that called for European colonization of Native American lands. Correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with two indigenous leaders to discuss the church’s decision and how this is the first step in a long journey towards healing for indigenous communities.

Correspondent: Antonia Gonzales

Joannie Suina (Cochiti Pueblo), National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
State Rep. Derrick Lente (Sandia Pueblo), (D) NM District 65 – Sandia

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The Vatican repudiates ‘Doctrine of Discovery,’ which was used to justify colonialism – NPR