Canadian Catholic church repudiates Doctrine of Discovery and terra nullius
National leaders from the Catholic churches in Canada have signed two documents accepting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People into their faith practise.
The church also shared another document saying as a national church organization they officially repudiate the outdated and inhumane doctrine of discovery and concept of terra nullius.
This comes as a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Call to Action that churches across the country of Canada would accept the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People as something concrete faith groups of all backgrounds could organize to honour the future of reconciliation between Canadians and indigenous people.
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