The Doctrine of Discovery

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Symposium 2012 - Presentations
Robert J Miller - address broadly based on the following paper -
The International Law of Colonialism: A Comparative Analysis - Robert J Miller - Legal research paper series, Lewis and Clark Law School, 2011-
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Jennifer Caruso - Element 9: Is this what God really wanted?
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Hohaia Matthews - The Maori Experience
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Symposium 2012 - Background Papers
Origins:
Romanus Pontifex (Nicholas V), January 8, 1455.
www.nativeweb.org/pages/legal/indig-romanus-pontifex.html
Inter Cetera (Alexander VI), May 4, 1493
http://www.nativeweb.org//pages/legal/indig-inter-caetera.html

Variations:
Letters patent 1836 establishing the Province of South Australia
http://foundingdocs.gov.au/item-did-2.html
Treaty of Waitangi - 6 February 1840
http://www.waitangi-tribunal.govt.nz/treaty/maori.asp

International responses:
UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - 13 September 2007
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf
http://www.hreoc.gov.au/social_justice/declaration/assembly.html
Statement on the doctrine of discovery and its enduring impact on Indigenous Peoples WCC Executive Committee, 14-17 February 2012, Bossey, Switzerland
http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/executive-committee/2012-02/statement-on-the-doctrine-of-discovery-and-its-enduring-impact-on-indigenous-peoples
Anglican Church of Canada, General Synod 2010 - Resolutions A086 & A176-R1   Repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and Endorse & Adopt the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted by the UN general assembly.
http://archive.anglican.ca/gs2010/wp-content/uploads/A086-R1-ACIP-Repudiate-the-Doctrine-of-Discovery.pdf
http://archive.anglican.ca/gs2010/wp-content/uploads/A176-R1-PMEJ-UN-Declaration-on-the-Rights-of-Indigenous-People-REV.pdf
Mardi Tindal: leader of United Church (of Canada) reflects on our nation‘s colonial history: Special to National Post, Jun 14, 2012.
http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/06/14/mardi-tindal-leader-of-united-church-reflects-on-our-nations-colonial-history/

Some modern local responses:
Preamble to the Uniting Church Constitution, July 2009
http://www.unitingjustice.org.au/justice-for-indigenous-australians/uca-statements/item/486-revised-preamble-to-the-uniting-church-constitution
A Statement from the National Young Adults Leaders Conference of the UCA, February, 2012
http://assembly.uca.org.au/youth-and-young-adults-faith-development/news/item/1140-a-statement-from-the-national-young-adults-leaders-conference-of-the-uca
SA Recognition of Aboriginal People in the Constitution - Consultation, May 2012
http://www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/aboriginal-affairs/aboriginal-affairs-and-reconciliation/current-initiatives/constitutional-recognition-time-for-respect



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