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Speaker links use of Native mascots in pro sports to dehumanizing references found in the Declaration of Independence

Nashville, TN – March 18, 2015 – Did you know that the Declaration of Independence refers to Native Americans as “merciless Indian Savages?” If you are like the vast majority of audiences Mark Charles has spoken to throughout the country the answer is “No.”
At 10 AM on Wednesday, March 18, Mark Charles (Navajo) will speak on the topic of Native American Mascots in professional sports at the College of Theology and Christian Ministry at Belmont University. Continue reading

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The Blanket Exercise: An Invitation to Lament

This week I had the privilege of working with some partners from the Christian Reformed Church to edit the script for the blanket exercise, a participatory exercise to expose churches and congregations to the history of injustice and racism against Native Americans. One crucial item we added to the exercise this week is a component … Continue reading

5 Small Bucks and 2 Little Shares

5 Small Loaves is doing an online Crowd Funding campaign called “5 Small Bucks and 2 Little Shares” and your partnership can make a big difference. Our Native American led organization is actively pursuing reconciliation between the United States of America and the indigenous peoples of this land through honest education, intentional conversation and meaningful action. We know … Continue reading

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday is an incredible affirmation of God’s desire for diversity. Early in the books of Acts Jesus had just been raised from the dead and ascended into Heaven. God wanted all of the world to know about his son. And in Acts chapter 2 we are told that staying in Jerusalem at that time … Continue reading

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