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Mark Charles: No congratulations for the racism of 'Chief Wahoo'
Opinion | Sports

Mark Charles: No congratulations for the racism of 'Chief Wahoo' (January 30, 2018)

Native mascots in sports are dehumanizing caricatures rooted in our nation’s racist history, mascots for the lie of white supremacy.

Mark Charles: United States continues to honor war crimes at Wounded Knee
Opinion

Mark Charles: United States continues to honor war crimes at Wounded Knee (January 8, 2018)

December 29th was the 127th anniversary of the day that approximately 300 Sioux men, women and children were slaughtered by the U.S. Army in 1890.

Mark Charles: An annual reminder of the 'official' apology to Native peoples
Opinion

Mark Charles: An annual reminder of the 'official' apology to Native peoples (December 22, 2017)

This past Tuesday I tried to have a normal day. I knew it was December 19.

GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy
National | Politics

GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy (November 28, 2017)

Key Republican lawmakers are siding with Indian Country as controversy over President Donald Trump and his 'Pocahontas' comment continues to generate headlines.

Mark Charles: The honor of the Navajo Code Talkers and the shame of a president
Opinion

Mark Charles: The honor of the Navajo Code Talkers and the shame of a president (November 28, 2017)

I am not primarily angry, nor am I foremost disappointed, for both of those emotions would require me to have higher expectations of President Trump.

Mark Charles: Moving towards truth and reconciliation of our shameful history
Opinion

Mark Charles: Moving towards truth and reconciliation of our shameful history (October 3, 2017)

Until we understand and acknowledge the racist and sexist history that our flag stood for, we will not be able to transform it into a reality that all Americans can stand for.

Mark Charles: A Native perspective is missing in America's immigration debate
Opinion

Mark Charles: A Native perspective is missing in America's immigration debate (September 5, 2017)

Because of our nation's history, and who is making the arguments, does not the entire conversation border on the absurd?

Mark Charles: Bigotry sent Donald Trump to the White House and it's keeping him there
Opinion | Politics

Mark Charles: Bigotry sent Donald Trump to the White House and it's keeping him there (August 21, 2017)

Even in terms of the Trump Presidency, last week was a doozy, Mark Charles writes.

Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech
Opinion

Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech (July 31, 2017)

Can we stop talking about when we were great and how soon we might be great again, and instead focus on building a nation where 'We the People' actually means 'All the People'?

Mark Charles: A healthier community lasts longer than beautiful fireworks
Opinion

Mark Charles: A healthier community lasts longer than beautiful fireworks (July 5, 2017)

Every year the Fourth of July becomes harder and harder to celebrate, Mark Charles writes.

Mark Charles: The challenges of celebrating a holiday to genocide
Opinion

Mark Charles: The challenges of celebrating a holiday to genocide (June 2, 2017)

There are four U.S. holidays that, as a Native, I find difficult to fully celebrate.

Mark Charles: A Native perspective on Donald Trump's first 100 days
Opinion | Politics

Mark Charles: A Native perspective on Donald Trump's first 100 days (May 2, 2017)

I encourage President Trump to follow his longing and return to his previous life as a businessman.

Mark Charles: Celebrating war reveals disregard for our humanity
Opinion

Mark Charles: Celebrating war reveals disregard for our humanity (April 17, 2017)

When we go beyond confronting terrorism to blatantly celebrating the deaths of terrorists, and praising the beauty of our weapons that destroyed them, we are blurring the lines of humanity.

Mark Charles: The real reason Donald Trump hasn't heard about #NoDAPL
Opinion

Mark Charles: The real reason Donald Trump hasn't heard about #NoDAPL (February 9, 2017)

Our elders leading the resistance at Standing Rock are very wise.

Mark Charles: Decoding Donald Trump's vision to 'Make America Great Again'
Opinion

Mark Charles: Decoding Donald Trump's vision to 'Make America Great Again' (January 19, 2017)

We must remember, comparatively and historically, our country’s greatness is rooted in colonialism.

Mark Charles: The #NoDAPL struggle continues after court hearing in DC
Opinion

Mark Charles: The #NoDAPL struggle continues after court hearing in DC (September 7, 2016)

Sometimes being Native and living in the United States is like watching a small child take a hammer to a set of fine china.

Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald Trump
Opinion

Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald Trump (July 22, 2016)

The challenge with Donald Trump is that he understands all too well what made America 'great.'

Mark Charles: Native people dehumanized in Declaration of Independence
Opinion

Mark Charles: Native people dehumanized in Declaration of Independence (July 4, 2016)

According to the Declaration of Independence, natives are dehumanized as savages who stood in the way of westward expansion.

Mark Charles: Donald Trump subscribes to Doctrine of Discovery too
Opinion | Politics

Mark Charles: Donald Trump subscribes to Doctrine of Discovery too (June 6, 2016)

If you know American history and understand the worldview upon which this nation has been founded, then the lack of consistency between Donald Trump's public statements on global warming and his personal responses to global warming are not the least bit surprising.

Mark Charles: Presidential candidates haven't learned from our genocidal past
Opinion | Politics

Mark Charles: Presidential candidates haven't learned from our genocidal past (May 2, 2016)

'Off the reservation' is a term deeply rooted in the implicit racial bias of the United States of America

Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people
Law | National | Politics

Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people (April 20, 2016)

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced a bill to repeal 12 federal laws that he says are 'racist' and 'paternalistic.'

Mark Charles: All men are created equal except 'Indian savages'
Opinion

Mark Charles: All men are created equal except 'Indian savages' (June 15, 2015)

The foundations of the United States of America are blatantly unjust. This land was stolen.

Mark Charles: Our common memory from our traumatized past
Opinion

Mark Charles: Our common memory from our traumatized past (April 28, 2015)

Today, not only are we dealing with the historical trauma of African Americans and Native peoples, but we also have a deeply traumatized white America.

Mark Charles: Nation was built on the dehumanization of others
Opinion

Mark Charles: Nation was built on the dehumanization of others (March 30, 2015)

We are a nation that built its reputation on freedom and claims to stand for 'liberty and justice for all.' But our foundations are clearly based on the dehumanization of others.

Mark Charles: Trail of Tears sign points to much deeper problem
Opinion

Mark Charles: Trail of Tears sign points to much deeper problem (September 16, 2014)

Mark Charles says a sign poking fun at the Trail of Tears underscores systemic racism facing Native people.

Mark Charles: Helping our nation move on from an incredible pain
Opinion

Mark Charles: Helping our nation move on from an incredible pain (July 7, 2014)

Our nation is in pain. Our people are in pain. And our land is in pain.

Mark Charles: Working towards reconciliation with Native people
Opinion

Mark Charles: Working towards reconciliation with Native people (January 3, 2013)

Reconciliation is never easy, which is why it doesn't happen very often.

CNN: Mark Charles reads official US apology to Native peoples
National

CNN: Mark Charles reads official US apology to Native peoples (December 19, 2012)

"Buried on page 45 of the 2010 Defense Appropriations Act, after pages on the maintenance and operation of the U.S. military, is an official apology to Native American people. Mark...

Mark Charles: Indian Country ignored by presidential candidates
Opinion

Mark Charles: Indian Country ignored by presidential candidates (November 7, 2012)

"I live on the Navajo Reservation, and for the past six years I have been brainstorming and discussing ways our country can more intentionally include Native American into the political...

Mark Charles: Starting the conversation for US reconciliation
Opinion

Mark Charles: Starting the conversation for US reconciliation (May 7, 2012)

During his official visit to the United States, I had the privilege of personally, and publically, addressing James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples....

Mark Charles: US 'apology' to Indian people goes unnoticed
Opinion

Mark Charles: US 'apology' to Indian people goes unnoticed (March 12, 2012)

You are invited. I have reserved the space in front of the US Capitol for December 19, 2012, and the entire country is invited. Every citizen, every immigrant, every leader,...

Mark Charles: Mitt Romney vows never to apologize for  US
Opinion

Mark Charles: Mitt Romney vows never to apologize for US (December 19, 2011)

A few weeks ago Mitt Romney released a campaign video in which he boldly stated that, as President, he would "never apologize for the United States of America." I would...