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Renouncing the Doctrine of Discovery in Support of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

WCS Welcomes as a First Step the Vatican’s Statement on Renouncing the Doctrine of Discovery in Support of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights.


“It is important to support the revitalization of Indigenous cultures, languages, and customary institutions of Indigenous Peoples who have been displaced or where their social fabric and cultural integrity has been destroyed by colonial governments or post-colonial legacies.” -- Sushil Raj, WCS’s Executive Director of Rights and Communities





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