I invite all people, especially Americans, to watch this video. But I must warn you, the history contained within will not be easy to hear. The Doctrine of Discovery is seldom talked about in America. Even thought it has shaped and influenced our nation, people, churches and foundations in some very deep and profound ways.... Continue Reading →
On Columbus Day 2017, instead of protesting the Columbus Day ceremony that is held in Washington DC every year, I gave a public lecture to provide a counter narrative to the inaccurate history taught that "Columbus discovered America." In this lecture I lay out the Doctrine of Discovery and conclude with a call for the... Continue Reading →
What is the difference between power and authority? Mark Charles speaks how Jesus operated out of his authority and not his power at UYWI National Conference 2017. Find out what this means for God's church. Watch now!
As many of you know, the Fourth of July, Independence Day, is a conflicted holiday for myself and many other Native Americans. We cannot celebrate a document that refers to us and our community as "merciless Indian Savages." Over the past several years, I have written numerous articles regarding this. On Sunday July 2, the... Continue Reading →
Mark Charles spoke at the Calvin College January Series in Grand Rapids, MI on January 6, 2017. Audio: Race, Trauma and the Doctrine of Discovery Video: Race, Trauma and the Doctrine of Discovery
Mark Charles spoke at Common Hour at Franklin and Marshall College on October 12-13, 2016. Video: "A Native Perspective on the Buried History of America"
Mark Charles spoke Tuesday evening, August 2, 2016, at the Creating Options Together™ 2016 Conference at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota Video and Audio: "Doctrine of Discovery"
In February 2014, Mark Charles spoke at Renovation Church in Buffalo, NY. Video: "Embracing the Discomfort of our Diversity" This presentation also includes my definition of the Navajo Time Perception (at the 22 minute and 45 second mark).
In Sept. 2013, Mark Charles spoke at Calvin College Chapel. Video: "Power and Authority" This is a presentation regarding the difference between worldly power and spiritual authority as it is seen in the Gospel of Mark chapter 6.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0M8HyQRAX8 Through my family I have been blessed with a huge legacy of faith. It is not something I have earned, nor is it something I deserve. It is a gift, and one that I must honor and use wisely. A few years ago, during a board meeting of the Christian Reformed Church of North... Continue Reading →