blackbird Posted March 30 Report Share Posted March 30 (edited) VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday responded to Indigenous demands and formally repudiated the “Doctrine of Discovery,” the theories backed by 15th-century “papal bulls” that legitimized the colonial-era seizure of Native lands and form the basis of some property law today." Responding to Indigenous, Vatican rejects Discovery Doctrine (msn.com) This was a statement issued by the Vatican over 500 years ago. I don't really see how something stated 500 years ago in the Vatican has any relevance to anything today in Canada. Also, should a statement like this made today have any meaning or significance to how Canada is governed now? Most of the world was settled or colonized by people migrating from one area to another. That is how Europe was settled and developed. So what is the difference in Canada or north America? I don't see how aboriginals in north America have perpetual ownership of large areas of land that their ancient ancestors may have travelled across or just lived within a 1000 kilometers of centuries ago. However, I can see this as being used as an excuse for more or continuing demands for compensation for colonization by past populations. I don't think much of what is often being claimed is valid. Edited March 30 by blackbird Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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