Del’s Truck: a metaphoric understanding of the Doctrine of Discovery for young people

A Home on Native Land student contacted us the other day, pointing to the similarities between our “Doctrine of Discovery” cartoon, which uses the metaphor of the theft of a car to illustrate the illegality that underlies much of land tenure systems in Canada, and the story of Del’s Truck.

This instructive tale, intended to educate young people about the injustice of the Doctrine, was written by Guuduniia LaBoucan and can be accessed here:

We encourage everyone to take these learnings into the classroom, to the office break room, and around the dinner table, and hope that the metaphors we’ve used (which are also expressed beautiful in Del’s Truck) will be helpful to form explanations and start courageous conversations.

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