Oren Lyon on the History of the Doctrine of Discovery
In this video, Oren Lyons reveals how the Doctrine of Discovery came about in 1493 after Columbus returned to Europe and how it was inserted into U.S. policy. Chief Oren Lyons is a Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation, and a Chief of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. Since 1970 he has been involved internationally in helping draft the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and in bringing forward an international study and discussion on the Doctrine of Discovery.