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Robert Morales - Debunking the Doctrine of Discovery

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January 2013 - Vancouver, occupied Coast Salish Land

Series: First Nations Rights: The Gap Between Law and Practice
Debunking the Doctrine of Discovery: Colonial excuse for the seizure of lands and oppression of peoples
Thursday, January 24, 7:00 -- 8:30 p.m.
Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level Central Library, 350 West Georgia St.

Medieval European law allowed a monarch to claim any land discovered by one of his subjects if it was occupied by non-Christians. In the 16th century, war against Native Americans was justified on the basis that they were "slaves by nature, uncivilized, barbarian and inhuman." Robert Morales, chief negotiator for the Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group will unveil the continuing effects of this archaic doctrine which recently surfaced in a 2012 B.C. Court of Appeal decision.

Robert Morales is a lawyer and chief negotiator for Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group.

Presented by LRWC, The Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group and Amnesty International: co-hosted by the Vancouver Public Library

you can find part 1 here:

 

 

and part 2 here

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