Doctrine of Discovery

Transfiguration will be hosting a screening of the documentary Doctrine of Discovery on Tuesday, October 29, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is free.

The Doctrine of Discovery 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 were “empty” land and the millions of Indigenous inhabitants were “non-human”.