Honoring Leonard Peltier on International Human Rights Day

06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

In honour of Leonard Peltier on International Human Rights Day, the Leonard Peltier Support Group will be hosting a potluck and screening The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code. We will have discussion after the film.

This is a potluck, please bring something to share with others.

Today, in 2015, Chief Justice John Marshall's distinction between "Christian people" and "heathens" in Johnson v. M'Intosh (1823) is still treated by the U.S. Supreme Court as valid law for the United States. The Supreme Court has used the claimed right of Christian discovery and domination in the Johnson ruling as its underlying rationale for every ruling that it has handed down since 1823 regarding our original nations.

Cristobal Colon (Columbus) and other colonizers laid claim to the lands of original nations on the basis of the idea that Christians had a biblical right to discover and dominate non-Christian lands. This doctrine of ancient Christendom, supported by papal edicts, continues to serve as the conceptual foundation of the political and legal system of the United States, and as the conceptual foundation of other dominating political systems elsewhere in the world in relation to original nations."

Runtime: 61 minutes
Directed by: Sheldon P. Wolfchild
Co-Produced by: Steven T. Newcomb
Narration by: Buffy Saint-Marie

"A story of historical truth, spirituality, and resistance, told on behalf of the original nations and peoples of Great Turtle Island, and elsewhere on Mother Earth. We are still here and still rightfully free."

"A film based on the book Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery by Steven T. Newcomb.

Sponsored by Leonard Peltier Support Group Silicon Valley (LPSG SV) for more information contact Donna Wallach:
FreedomNow4LeonardPeltier [at] gmail [dot] com

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Leonard Peltier Support Group Silicon Valley (LPSG SV) For More Information Contact Donna Wallach:


San Jose Peace & Justice Center
48 S. 7th St.
San Jose, California 95112

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