October 7, 2017 –
The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code by Dakota filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild
Film screening will be followed by a conversation facilitated by Strong Oak
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Doors open at 9:45
First Congregational Church of Greenfield
43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301
This well-researched film by Dakota Sioux filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild weaves oral and written history and traditional Dakota beliefs together, telling the Dakota story in a way that textbooks never did.
The film looks at the US Supreme Court's basis for legal dominion over non-Christian people, showing us how the language/code of domination, modeled after the Old Testament and fifteenth century Vatican documents, isthe basis of the religious racism of U.S. federal Indian law and policy to this day.