Friday, May 13, 2016

Christian massacre of Natives (video)

Xochitl, Ashley Wells, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom QuarterlySheldon P. Wolfchild, Steven T. Newcomb (,; Shannon Houle; Eclectic Reel (
Tribal Map: Tribes of the Indian Nation usurped and renamed the USA (jewyorican.tumblr)
(Shannon Houle) "The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking The Domination Code," Chp. 10.  history of spirituality and resistance told on behalf of First Nations indigenous peoples of Turtle Island.

"Doctrine of Discovery—in the Name of Christ": European descendants benefit from a violent history of genocide and land grabbing that was justified by religion and patriotism.
This same theology formed an international legal structure that continues to dispossess Indigenous Peoples of their land. What does it mean to be a peacemaker today in a world where present riches are defined by the violence of the past?

Christian "Discovery": theft, ethnic cleansing

This film directed by Sheldon P. Wolfchild and co-produced by Steven T. Newcomb is based on Pagans in the Promised Land. 

The film provides a compelling account of the history on how the foreign culture of domination started and how it continues today in the USA. 
Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery
Back cover of DVD
Pagans in the Promised Land provides a unique, well-researched challenge to U.S. federal Indian law and policy. It attacks the presumption that American Indian nations are legitimately subject to the (plenary) power of the United States.

Author Steve Newcomb puts forth a startling theory that U.S. federal Indian law and policy are premised on Old Testament Christian Bible narratives of the "chosen people" and the "promised land," as exemplified in the 1823 Supreme Court ruling Johnson v. McIntosh.

The "Doctrine of Discovery" states that the first "Christian people" to "discover" lands inhabited by "natives, who were heathens" have ultimate title to and dominion over these lands and peoples.

This important addition to legal scholarship asserts that there is no separation of church and state in the United States -- so long as U.S. federal Indian law and policy are premised on the ancient religious distinctions between "Christians" and "heathens." More

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