The Conference Report from the “International Seminar on the Doctrine of Discovery” which took place September 20th -21st, 2012 at Thompson Rivers University (TRU), Kamloops BC, is now available. Please click this link to read a copy of the report: Conference Report Doctrine Discovery Sept 20-21 2012
The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council and TRU hosted this conference with the goal of addressing how the colonial doctrine of discovery continues to form the foundation of North American legal systems and how this concept has been used within legal and political cultures around the world to subjugate Indigenous law, governments and sovereignty. We had an incredible group of speakers present to talk about this significant topic (Walter Echo-Hawk, Robert Miller, Louise Mandell, Jeannette Armstrong, Steven Newcomb, Ronald Ignace, Tonya Gonnella Frichner and Oren Lyons).
The Conference Report captures the essence of what was truly an educational and inspirational event.