Vermont native communities support the Vatican’s repudiation of the ‘Doctrine of Discovery’

Long-awaited opportunity to move forward after 500+ years of cultural annihilation. On March 30, 2023, a joint statement from Roman Catholic Church leaders formally acknowledged and took accountability for “the terrible effects” of more than 560 years of assimilation policies and the resulting “pain experienced by indigenous people.”

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Rep. Tom Stevens

Vermont House Approves Apology for Eugenics Program

The Vermont House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve an official apology for Vermont's role in the eugenics movement of the 1930s. During this 2 hour House session, representative Tom Stevens explains the Vermont Eugenics Survey which tracked families to see it they were "defective" or "deviant." Groups…

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