Mr. Dieffenbacher-Krall spoke on the origins of the Doctrine of Discovery, and how these doctrines affect Indigenous Peoples, especially those in Maine. Because the Doctrine of Discovery has become embedded in United States law through various Supreme Court rulings, non-Native citizens of the United States are also affected, whether they are aware of it or not.
Mr. Dieffenbacher-Krall is a lay leader in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. His work with the Wabanaki Tribes within the State of Maine and the support of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine Committee on Indian Relations enabled him to convince the Maine Diocese to repudiate this pernicious doctrine.
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09.15.13 DoD sermon – John Dieffenbacher-Krall