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


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 Media Network. January 19, 2015. Article. (, accessed January 20, 2015)