In 2012, New York Yearly Meeting approved a minute condemning the doctrine, declaring that "We cannot accept that the Doctrine of Discovery was ever a true authority for the forced takings of lands and the enslavement or extermination of peoples. It is reprehensible for the United States to use the Doctrine of Discovery as a legal doctrine to compel a jurisdiction over Indigenous Peoples or their lands." The Yearly Meeting also developed a fact sheet on the subject, which can be found online here. Baltimore Yearly Meeting approved a similar minute in 2012, and New England Yearly Meeting approved a minute in 2013. Monthly meetings have also approved minutes of their own, as is the case with Boulder Monthly Meeting.
Other denominations, such as the Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ, and the Unitarian Universalist Association have also repudiated the doctrine in recent years.
Has this question come before your monthly or yearly meeting for consideration? How might Friends best respond to the concerns raised by the doctrine's use as a basis for American law?