People Belong to the Land; Land Doesn't Belong to the People

Indian Country Today

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) does not recognize the right of indigenous nations to own land outside the laws and rules of national governments. According to international historical doctrines of discovery, Indigenous Peoples, non-Christian nations, cannot own land over the rights of Christian kings or governments...

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Champagne, Duane. "People Belong to the Land; Land Doesn’t Belong to the People." Indian Country Today. January 19, 2015. Article. (, accessed May 31, 2024)

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