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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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Why Crowdfunding? : Because it’s not that easy to submit an invoice for a live sheep.

One of the projects that 5 Small Loaves is involved with is the planning of a Native American Student Conference called “Would Jesus Eat Frybread?” (WJEF?) This is a conference that is primarily for the Native Student ministries of CRU (formally Campus Crusade) and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. We have hosted this conference twice so far. … Continue reading

MISSION MODELS THAT EMPOWER: Knowing Who You Are Going To

My name is Rachel Charles, co-founder of 5 Small Loaves.  This is the third article in a series that addresses the short-term missions model that typically comes to the Navajo reservation from American churches. I do not speak as one with expertise on missions but as one who is living in a cross-cultural setting and … Continue reading

Nurturing a new conversation

Last week I was on a conference call with some colleagues from a Christian organization that I partner with. We were discussing an educational project we are working on regarding the long history of injustice against Native Americans by the United States government and the Christian church. During the discussion it became clear that some … Continue reading

MISSION MODELS THAT EMPOWER: Keeping it Small

My name is Rachel Charles, co-founder of 5 Small Loaves.  This is the first article in a series that will address the short-term missions model that typically come to the Navajo reservation from American churches. I do not speak as one with expertise on missions but as one who is living in a cross-cultural setting … Continue reading

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