There are four US holidays that, as a native, I find difficult to fully celebrate. The first is Columbus Day. For obvious reasons. The second is Thanksgiving. Do we really need a holiday celebrating a mythical multi-ethnic potluck? The third is the Fourth of July. Because the Declaration of Independence refers to natives as "merciless... Continue Reading →
Because I want our children to live in a country where We the People actually means All the People. Mark Charles (Navajo)
Last Friday, in a speech to the National Rifle Association, President Trump spoke about his victory in the Electoral College. He noted that he was the only candidate to give a speech to the NRA during the campaign. And, he warned his audience that in the 2020 election many Democratic candidates would be clamoring to... Continue Reading →
Recommended Reading Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery by Steven Newcomb Christian Reformed Church Doctrine of Discovery Task Force Report
While some strive to keep America great, and others strive to make America great (again), I propose the better, and more pressing work, is to ensure We the People actually means All the People (for the first time). ~Mark Charles
I am currently writing a book about the Doctrine of Discovery along with Dr. Soong-Chan Rah. There is a crowdfunding campaign to support the writing process with reward levels that includes SIGNED COPIES of the book once it is released! Click here for more information.
Audio: Temptations of Greatness On January 22-23, 2017, Mark Charles spoke at Imago Dei Community Church in Portland, OR. (v2 includes analysis of 2016 Presidential Campaign)
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
On January 8, 2017 Mark Charles spoke to Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids, MI. Audio: Temptations of Greatness (v1)
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"
150-year Commemoration Of The Sand Creek Massacre SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 14-030 BY SENATOR(S) Roberts and Kefalas, Aguilar, Crowder, Balmer, Baumgardner, Brophy, Cadman, Grantham, Guzman, Harvey, Heath, Herpin, Hill, Hodge, Jahn, Johnston, Jones, Kerr, King, Lambert, Lundberg, Marble, Newell, Nicholson, Renfroe, Rivera, Scheffel, Schwartz, Steadman, Tochtrop, Todd, Ulibarri, Zenzinger, Carroll; also REPRESENTATIVE(S) Dore, Becker, Buck, Buckner,... Continue Reading →