A forum to address the implications of the Doctrine of Discovery in context of the standards established by the adoption on September 13, 2007 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Local - Regional - Continental - Global
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery: "Apologies do not bring justice."
is a document archive which includes some of the background information
on the supposed "abrogation" of the Doctrine of Discovery by the
Vatican. These exchanges were part of a "con" versation (not "ex-con")
since the con job continues, some of the exchanges took place at the UN headquarters with the Papal Nuncio in a face to face meeting.
In other words, in his own words, whatever the Vatican says about abrogation or rescinding the Doctrine of Discovery in 1537 or whenever, the memo never got to Bishop Bergoglio (now Pope Francis) since the charge of "usurpation" implies the recognition of the legal validity of the claim to the Islas Malvinas/Falkland Islands today. Not in 1492, 1493, 1537 or ...by the way why are we still using their calendar to define our history?
TONATIERRA - Message to Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission: Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
A comprehensive historical understanding and analysis of the systematic human rights violations against Indigenous Peoples in the Americas [North-Central-South] must necessarily integrate a critical position in terms of the international trade policies of the “Corporate Metropolitan States” in competition and systemic collusion over the extraction of natural resources and labor of the Original Nations of Indigenous peoples of the Great Turtle Island Abya Yala. As both example and evidence, the “Privileges and Prerogatives Granted by Their Catholic Majesties to Christopher Columbus (1492)” outline the rewards and protections of the initial colonial enterprise of seeking World Trade Organization routes to the Indies on behalf of the European Royalty. These packages of privilege and profit are institutionalized today via the multilateral international trade agreements such as the recently adopted US-Mexico-Canada Agreement USMCA (2020).
On this point, we would concur with the statement by TLHRC co-chair James P. McGovern (D-MA) made during the virtual hearing on November 20:
“We should be examining the impacts of our trade agreements on Indigenous Rights.”
- The issue of the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas has been a permanent item on the agenda of the UN Decolonization Committee since 1964.
- The Vatican as the Imperial Arbiter of Christendom never has had any moral right to ascribe its domination over our Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples. Never will.
The Vatican Bank must answer in its accounting system to the violations of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent regarding projects that affect the territories and human rights of Indigneous Peoples. These violations must be identified as legal liabilities, issues of risk and this standard must be adopted by all financial institutions of the international banking system. In particular, this standard must be applied to the extractive industries presently invading Indigneous Territories under the legaloid perfume of the concessions given them by the successor states to the Doctrine of Discover in the Americas (all of them) over territories which are under the jurisdiction of the Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples.
- The Vatican is a member state of the UN system. As a member state, the Vatican State aka the Holy See must be held accountable to the procedures of decolonization
that are referenced in the UN General Assembly resolution 1514, 1547
et. al. The Vatican State has a legal responsibility as a UN member
state to commit to the decolonization of this continent, in the spirit
of the full and effective realization of the right of Indigenous Self
Determination as "Peoples, equal to all other peoples..."
with Treaties, equal to all other treaties, and with the right of
Nationhood and nationality in our own right, and with our own light.
As Indigenous Peoples of Anahuac, we are not conquered peoples. We reject, refute, and challenge the Master’s Narrative that the claims that the colonizing invasion of the Spanish Conquistadors into our territories is anything more that simply that: an illegal invasion that continues until today in with multinational corporate armor and international trade agreements. Against this invasion of 500 years, we continue to resist, rebel, and reassert our right of Self Determination as Indigenous Peoples, equal to all other peoples.
· We repudiate, denounce, defy the violent imposition of the nefarious “Doctrine of Discovery of Christendom (1492)” via the Papal Bulls Inter Caetera (1493), et al as the legaloid basis which the Mexican state claims in order to usurp and violate our territories without moral or legal justification, embodied in the concept of Original Property of the Nation which was instituted nationally with the Constitution of Mexico in 1917;