Unsettling Truths: A Conversation with Independent Presidential Candidate Mark Charles

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Wed, 10/30/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
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The Dineh (Navajo) writer talks with Paul Roland about the Doctrine of Discovery and an indigenous perspective on American history

 

 

Dine'/Dutch-American speaker, writer and presidential candidate Mark Charles was recently in Portland for Indigenous Peoples' Day and a campaign event. He sat down with host Paul Roland to talk about his campaign, his new book, Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery, and the need for a Truth and Conciliation process to address the legacy of colonialism, patriarchy and racism.

Here are some articles relating to the ongoing impact of the "Doctrine of Discovery":

https://www.indianz.com/News/2019/10/14/yakama-nation-calls-for-removal-of-colum.asp

https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/standing-rock-sioux-tribe-yakama-nation-sign-proclamation-calling-upon-united-states-revoke-doctrine-christian-discovery-mmarch-d-c/

https://www.indianz.com/News/2018/10/30/standing-up-to-the-doctrine-of-christian.asp

https://www.un.org/press/en/2012/hr5088.doc.htm

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