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Doctrine of Discovery event

Location: Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo, ND
Date: November 5 at 9:00am

Please save the date! You are warmly invited to attend an important gathering during the first weekend of November.

  • What? “Still Living with the Doctrine of Discovery”
  • When? Saturday, November 5, 2022
  • What time? 9 am to 4:30 pm CT
  • Where? Dakota Medical Foundation in Fargo, ND
  • What is the Doctrine of Discovery? A 500-year-old series of Christian edicts that violently deny the personhood of Indigenous peoples around the world. 
  • Why does it matter today? The Doctrine still influences public and religious policy, with the US Supreme Court citing it as recently as 2005.
  • What's the purpose of this event? To support faith communities to learn about the Doctrine with guest speakers and group reflection, understand its real-life impacts on Indigenous peoples, and act with hope and courage to repudiate it.
  • How can we participate? Each faith community is invited to bring a group of 5 or so people. If possible, we welcome donations of $100 from each faith community.
  • Who should I contact for more info? Rev. Karen Van Fossan, 701.202.2421

We hope you can join us!


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