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About Me: 

Mark Charles is a dynamic and thought-provoking public speaker, writer, and consultant. The son of an American woman (of Dutch heritage) and a Navajo man, Mark speaks with insight into the complexities of American history regarding race, culture, and faith in order to help forge a path of healing and reconciliation for the nation.  Mark is the founder and director of 5 Small Loaves, an organization that pursues racial reconciliation through honest education, intentional conversation, and meaningful action. In December of 2012 Mark organized and hosted a public reading of the US Apology to Native peoples that was buried on page 45 of the 2010 Department of Defense appropriations bill.

 

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Icebergs in Our History - The Doctrine of Discovery

How has the DoD shaped our relationships with Indigenous Peoples? In this webinar we discuss: What is the DoD? Why is it important? And what does it have to do with ministry today?

Aboriginal - Native-American
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Immigration Reform: Perspectives from Native America

One of the buzz phrases I have heard in many social justice circles regarding the issue of immigration reform is “Comprehensive and Just Immigration Reform”. But I have taken a slight twist on that idea and have used it to advocate for our Native American communities by pointing out that “immigration reform will be neither comprehensive nor just unless it includes the voices and perspectives of the Native American peoples. Right now I am not even advocating for any specific policy or stance. Instead I am merely observing that the voices of Native American are largely absent from this...
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Immigration Reform: Perspectives from Native America

One of the buzz phrases I have heard in many social justice circles regarding the issue of immigration reform is “Comprehensive and Just Immigration Reform”. But I have taken a slight twist on that idea and have used it to advocate for our Native American communities by pointing out that “immigration reform will be neither comprehensive nor just unless it includes the voices and perspectives of the Native American peoples. Right now I am not even advocating for any specific policy or stance. Instead I am merely observing that the voices of Native American are largely absent from this...
Biblical Justice
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    That is a great question. The short answer is yes. And the longer answer is that the link between the Doctrine of Discovery and Manifest Destiny is a progression.  I attempted to...