Indigenous Leaders Discuss ‘Doctrine of Discovery’
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Local indigenous leaders started the conversation about the Doctrine of Discovery and how they say Columbus’ legacy is impacting us today.
“It affects everything from the food we eat, to the air we breathe, to the water, to the land, to the soil that you use to grow your crops, to slaughtering all of the wildlife for profit. Let’s just call it blood money,” said Lisa Carol Herthel, a Sokaogon Chippewa Community leader.
In a Monday night gathering at the Central Hillside Community Center, leaders said we need to start unifying as people and helping each other.
This discussion is the third meeting of a study circle supported by the Oreck-Alpern Foundation.