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Draft Schedule for Taking on the Doctrine of Discovery

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Draft schedule of “Taking on the Doctrine of Discovery: What Are Our Next Steps?

Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, New York 13088.

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Saturday 18 August

Time Description
8:00 AM coffee, tea and light breakfast
8:30 AM Opening– Thanksgiving Address
9:00 AM Philip P. Arnold and Sandy Bigtree greeting and orientation to the Center and conference
10:00 AM UN Panel: with Betty Lyons, Tonnatierra and American Indian Law Alliance
11:00 AM Law Panel: with Joe Heath Peter D’Errico and Steve Newcomb
Noon Papal Bull burning ceremony led by Rev. John Floberg
12:30-1:30PM Traditional Haudenosaunee foods Lunch
1:30PM Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith.
2:30-4:00PM How people are dealing with the Doctrine of Discovery in their own context or communities. Needed next steps, ideas, etc. Working Groups and breakout sessions led by – Boyet Ongkiko
4:00PM Angela D’Arcy, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples
5:00PM Traditional Haudenosaunee foods Banquet
6:30PM Screening and discussion of “Even the Rain”


Sunday 19 August

Time Description
8:00AM coffee, tea and light breakfast
9:00AM Re-narrating our local stories and histories. Changing the message of the “French Fort”
10:00AM Suzan Harjo, Morningstar Institute
11:00AM free time
Noon Tree planting ceremony at Center
12:30 Traditional Haudenosaunee foods Lunch
1:30-3:30PM Assessment of the DoD in our midst. Round robin sharing session on next steps.
4:00PM Water Ceremony at Onondaga Lake
(we can ask people to bring the water from their various parts of the world for this event)
4:30PM Closing (Tadodaho Sid Hill)