Indigenous Voices: Doctrine of Discovery

By Madeleine Cho

Before reading this article read: Indigenous Voices: The First Encounter

“They invoked their Doctrine of Discovery. Everything has led us to what we live with today. Trauma, identity issues, loss of culture and language, and land disputes.”
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Indigenous Voices: The First Encounter

By Madeleine Cho

When most of us think of the first European and Indigenous encounter, often we think of the European perspective of the whole affair. There is nothing wrong with this, not at all, but we must remember that to each human encounter, there are at least two sides to the story. In this case, it is the First Nations people and the Europeans. The reason for this column is to bring awareness of the past, present, and future from the perspective of Indigenous people.

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