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« Indigenous Peoples

First nations and the Doctrine of Discovery


Related Project:

Siglo XXIII Sustainable Peace


This work is about de colon-ization, about under-standing of the present extractive paradigm, so we can be about the caring paradigm

Reasons for working in this topic, project or business:

Because we are living asleep in a paradigm that demands all our energy to sustain the individualistic way of being, which we manifest in the lack of consciousness of calling Mother Earth, OUR planet.

Root causes of the problems in this field and main barriers:

the lack of consciousnness about the fact that we belong, we are of Mother Earth and not the other way around.  The main barrier is that the system perpetrates in all possible ways that under-standing.

What is needed to overcome barriers to implement solutions:

To work intentionally and with a good plan to reach out to people so they can be exposed to these to them new  under-standings

Specific needs and/or support requests:

technical needs, and cooperation to promote the knowledge

Suggested best local solution for this topic:

We will be launching the  XXIII rd International University for Peace on Ancestral knowledge and practices to educate on these aspects

Networking opportunities:

networking opportunities, exchanges

Suggested best global solution for this topic:

promoting in all possible ways the understanding and knowledge of the Doctrine of Discovery ,which enables people to see, where, when and how we became occupied by the present paradigm, extractive world view.

Best practices and policies:

seminars, conversationals, trainings, and promote relevant accessible materials in the web.


The solidarious economy, feminist community economics, food sovereignty, the concept of development from a south perspective


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Brandon Cassady posted

Hello my name is Brandon from the Bird Clan of the Eastern Band Cherokee. I saw this and having studied and experienced the effects of the Doctrine of Discovery first hand, I think it is important to recognize that it is there. Acknowledge it. Deal with it. Cast it aside. Its like any obstacle. In dealing with it we must figure our way around it. In some professions more than others. 1. Acknowledge it- The Doctrine of Discovery will always be there. In people telling us what to not to do with our lives. We must acknowledge its existence, as it challenges the very roots of all indigenous creation- our relationship to the land and everything around us. 2. Deal with it. Give the Doctrine some validity. Figure away around it. That is to say, find your passion. Don't let the Doctrine get you down. 3. Cast it aside,: Let your Passion take over. In this way we will rise from the ashes of despair and lead lives that lead to higher quality of life than expected because we have a Purpose. Thoughts ?

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