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Minutes

These are PUBLIC minutes. Session minute books are not posted here.

Go to NYM Session Minute Books (also accessible from the About > Sessions page).

Individual Session Minutes are also available until the full minute books are posted.

The Doctrine of Discovery (discoverer takes all) was the pre-eminent ideology used to assert that European nations had the right to claim and seize Indigenous lands, establish territorial power and subordinate or destroy Native peoples.

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Peace, Social and Earth Concerns Committee

Anti-Racism Subcommittee

Minute on the Doctrine of Discovery and Quaker Indian Boarding Schools

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Minute by Winnebago Worship Group to Renounce the Doctrine of Discovery 

May 23, 2021

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The Autumn 2020 Interim Session of NYM renounces the Doctrine of Discovery.

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On Oct 4, 2020, at Meeting with a Concern for Business, our Meeting approved a Statement on Free and Fair Elections, 

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The impetus for the below minute arose in the fall of 2015, at a time when there were two incidents of police shootings of young black men in the Twin Cities area.

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