“Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen lands, Strong Hearts” is a film about a devastating decision, made over 500 years ago, which continues to profoundly impact Indigenous and Settler people worldwide. Pope Alexander VI ruled that the lands being discovered by European explorers at the time was “empty” land and its millions of Indigenous inhabitants were “non-human”.
Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission released 94 Calls to Action in 2015, with many of them referring to the Doctrine of Discovery and calling for its repudiation.
Please join us on ZOOM Sunday October 17th at 1 PM for a viewing of the film Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts followed by a discussion moderated by Coordinator of Indigenous Ministries at the Diocese of Toronto, Rev. Leigh Kern. If you do not have an email address, please contact the Parish Administrator Edward at (416) 691-4560 for assistance. All information will be kept secure and confidential and will not be shared.