Doctrine of Christian Discovery

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Host: Tanner Randall, Good Faith Media.

Executive producers: Mitch Randall, Good Faith Media; Philip P. Arnold and Sandy Bigtree, Indigenous Values Initiative; and Adam DJ Brett, Syracuse University and
American Indian Law Alliance.

Producer: Cliff Vaughn.

Editor: David Pang.

Music: Pond5.

Production assistance: American Indian Law Alliance.

    The podcast explores how a centuries-old Christian doctrine encouraged
    conquest and colonization of non-Christians — and how its legacies
    still affect various lands and peoples.

    The Doctrine of Christian Discovery podcast was produced during the
    “Religious Origins of White Supremacy: Johnson v. M’Intosh and the
    Doctrine of Christian Discovery” conference in December 2023 at Syracuse
    University in New York.

    The podcast is pitched to students and others beginning their
    exploration of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery.

    The producers acknowledge with respect the Onondaga Nation, firekeepers
    of the Haudenosaunee, the Indigenous people on whose ancestral lands
    Syracuse University now stands. May the information you glean from this
    podcast motivate you to uphold Indigenous values, protect Mother Earth
    and honor Indigenous treaties.

    The producers would like to thank the sponsors who made this podcast possible. Many thanks to: The Henry Luce Foundation; Syracuse
    University; Indigenous Values Initiative; American Indian Law Alliance; American Indian Community House; Good Faith Media; Tonatierra; and
    Toward Our Common Public Life. We appreciate your support.

    This podcast is produced in collaboration between Good Faith Media, Syracuse University, and Indigenous Values Initiative.