Dehcho First Nations demand discarding of colonial doctrine – NNSL Media

Dehcho First Nations demand discarding of colonial doctrine – NNSL Media

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202252 Views

June 21, 2022

Dene and Métis leaders from across the Dehcho are calling on the Roman Catholic Church to throw out the Doctrine of Discovery and any related 14th century Papal orders that helped drive colonialism and harm to their ancestors and traditional ways of life.

Stanley Sanguez, the interim Grand Chief of the Dehcho First Nations (DFN), is a residential school survivor.

“For eleven years they tried to beat the Indian out of me at residential school in Fort Simpson, but they didn’t succeed,” he told NWT News/North.

Read More: https://www.nnsl.com/news/dehcho-first-nations-demand-discarding-of-colonial-doctrine/

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