I am Stan Berteloot and this is Back in America, a podcast where I explore American's identity, culture, and values.
My guest today is a candidate running as an independent for president of the United States. A man who's not white, not black but a dual citizen of The United States and The Navajo Nation.
For three years he lived with his family in a one-room hogan with no running water or electricity out in a Navajo reservation. He dreams of a nation where 'we the people' truly means 'all the people'.
Yet as we prepare to celebrate Memorial day he reminds us of the “ethnic cleansing and genocide” the United States carried against the indigenous peoples of this land.
Welcome to Back in America Mark Charles.
Books and Movie Recommendation
Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery by Steven Newcomb
Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery by Mark Charles, Soong-Chan Rah
Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action (2005)Director: Roberta Grossman
Somebody's Daughter by Rain