About us

The Long March to Rome is a dissemination event of the NWO WOTRO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) Research programme “Development as a Trojan Horse? Foreign Large-scale Land Acquisitions in Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal and Uganda” directed by dr Sandra J.T.M. Evers.

The Long March to Rome was born of a series of discussions held between Dr David Close, Dr Sandra Evers and David J. MacKinnon in Vancouver British Columbia during early Spring, 2014. Further discussions and meetings with numerous hereditary chiefs, elders and interveners representing First Nations groups in Canada and the United States led to a growing consensus that a petition should be presented to Pope Francis I, asking that he revoke the two papal bulls Romanus Pontifex (1455) and Inter Caetera (1493) as contrary to modern international law, and as violations of the basic human rights of aboriginal peoples worldwide.

During July, 2014, Long March to Rome Enterprises was incorporated as a non-profit Oregon company.

The slogan “Long March to Rome” is an original creation of David J. MacKinnon and Dr David Close, the use of which has been jointly authorized under license to Long March to Rome Enterprises, an Oregon non-profit company.

“Shout out the Lie” and the website Long March to Rome (www.longmarchtorome.com) are original creations of David J. MacKinnon, the use of which has been authorized under license to Long March to Rome Enterprises, an Oregon non-profit company.

Sam O’Leary produced layout, design and final production of www.longmarchtorome.com. Liam MacKinnon collaborated on preliminary design.

The original text content of The Story of Himko Kaps Kap, Doctrine of Discovery, Terra Nullius, The Shout and other text appearing in www.longmarchtorome.com constitute an original literary work, copyright David J. MacKinnon, 2014, the use of which has been authorized under license to Long March to Rome Enterprises, an Oregon non-profit company. The Story of Himko Kaps Kap was directly inspired by the history of the Cayuse and Nez Percé people as recounted orally by Dr David Close to David J. MacKinnon and Dr Sandra Evers during Spring 2014 meetings held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dr. David Close
Dr. David Close

Dr. Sandra Evers
Dr. Sandra Evers

David J. MacKinnnon
David J. MacKinnnon