The Doctrine of Discovery
Impact on first peoples - then and now
Professor Robert J Miller
Eastern Shawnee of Oklahoma and Professor of Law,
Eastern Oregon University
Supporting panel: Jenni Caruso (Eastern Aranda)
and Rev Hohaia Matthews (Maori)
- Professor Robert Miller
is an enrolled citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe
of Oklahoma . He speaks regularly on Indian law issues across the USA. He
has published widely on the Doctrine of Discovery in the English colonies.
He is Professor of Law in the Lewis and Clark Law School Eastern Oregon
University. He is visiting lecturer for the Annual Oration for the 2012 RUSSLR, the
University of Adelaide, and the Annual Symposium of Pilgrim Uniting Church.
- Rev Hohaia Haami Matthews
is tangatawheuna from the Hokianga in the north of Aotearoa (a Maori from the northern part of New Zealand).
Hohaia is an ordained Minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, serving with the Uniting Aboriginal
and Islander Christian Congress in Port Augusta for the last 10 years. He is an inaugural member of the
International Association of Black Religions and Spiritualties.
- Ms Jenni Caruso
- is an Eastern Aranda woman who is a Ph D candidate and lecturer in the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide. Her thesis and research focuses on the impact of historiographical anthropological and church influences relating to the removal of 'half-caste' Aboriginal children from their families from the 20s to the mid 50s and is centred on Jenni's own life narrative of removal and placement first on Croker Island Methodist Mission, and then with a non-Aboriginal family in Adelaide.
The Symposium was held on Tuesday 30 October 2012, 7pm - 9.30pm at Pilgrim Centre, Pilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide
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|A joint activity of
the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion (RUSSLR),
the University of Adelaide and Pilgrim Uniting Church.