Indigenous Peoples Day

Know Your Rights! United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for Indigenous Adolescents (English)
Know Your Rights! United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for Indigenous Adolescents (Spanish)
This is a very good resource about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It is written for teens so it uses very straightforward language and can easily be understood by adults as well. This is a very important document in the fight for Indigenous Rights, and this is a good way to learn more about this civil rights struggle.

UUA page on the Doctrine of Discovery
The Doctrine of Discovery is a principle of international law dating from the late 15th century. It has its roots in a papal decree issued by Pope Nicholas V in 1452 that specifically sanctioned and promoted the conquest, colonization, and exploitation of non-Christian territories and peoples. Hundreds of years of decisions and laws continuing right up to our own time can ultimately be traced back to the Doctrine of Discovery—laws that invalidate or ignore the rights, sovereignty, and humanity of indigenous peoples in the United States and around the world.

UUA page on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
“Indigenous Peoples Day” reimagines Columbus Day and changes a celebration of colonialism into an opportunity to reveal historical truths about the genocide and oppression of indigenous peoples in the Americas, to organize against current injustices, and to celebrate indigenous resistance.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rolla provides the information on our website for informational purposes only. Information included on our website is not an endorsement.

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