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“Broken Promises,” December 11, 2016, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

…Where [did] it all [Standing Rock] start?…You could go back as far as the late 15th century, when the Catholic church in Europe promulgated the Doctrine of Discovery. This papal decision provided that any Christian ruler was entitled to take possession of any lands not already under the jurisdiction of any other Christian ruler, and to consider the non-Christian inhabitants of that place essentially as enemy combatants in a state of war, to be killed, enslaved, dispossessed, and perhaps if possible converted to Christianity, at the will of whoever discovered them. Read more:broken-promises