our mission

The Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery calls on the Christian Church to address the extinction, enslavement, and extraction done in the name of Christ on Indigenous lands. Our Coalition emerged from the Anabaptist faith tradition, and we invite anyone to join us who seeks to support Indigenous self-determination and efforts to protect Land and Water from ongoing colonization.

Join the movement

The Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery is a group of Anabaptists who work together to mobilize church communities to dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery. We proclaim an Anabaptist spirit of discipleship rooted in the call to love of neighbor, seeking right relationship and reconciliation through active non-violence.

Join us as a sustaining donor by releasing accumulated wealth to fund our work organizing the Christian church to be in restorative solidarity with Indigenous peoples

We are committed to a fundraising model that practices reparations: the majority of all donations toward our General Fund are directed to an annual Indigenous Repair Partner in a 60/40 split.

Join a Committee as an individual

We are a grassroots movement that emphasizes volunteer leadership in four main committees and several connected working groups.

Join our Repair Network as a community or congregation

We welcome communities and congregations of any faith tradition to join our Repair Network that commits to moving beyond education toward reparative justice.

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News & Events

  • Deadline to sign on to amicus briefs to Protect Oak Flat extended

    Deadline to sign on to amicus briefs to Protect Oak Flat extended

    Good news!  There is still time for you to organize congregations, organizations and denominations to express intention to sign onto an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief supporting Apache Stronghold’s federal legal appeal to protect Oak Flat!  The 9th Circuit Court processes have delayed the approach to the Supreme Court. There will be new briefs […]

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  • Lament brings Death to Life

    Lament brings Death to Life

    By Katerina Gea, Shared with Benton Mennonite Church, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022 The Trail of Death was the 1838 forced removal of over 800 Potawatomi people from Northern Indiana to Kansas. It was only one of hundreds of forced removals by federal, state and local settler militias in the 1800s to take Indigenous lands for […]

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Our Repair Partners

  • Apache Stronghold

    Apache Stronghold is a group led by the San Carlos Apache. They are engaged in religious and legal efforts to defend sacred sites, including Chi’chil Biłdagoteel (Oak Flat) and “to heal all people and our earth with One Drum, One Prayer, One Circle.”

  • Ka’ Kuxtal Much Meyaj

    Ka’ Kuxtal Much Meyaj

    An assembly of Maya communities defending Land-Water, promoting seedkeeping, and supporting cultural revitalization in the Mayab in southern Mexico.