Mark Charles is a Native American writer/speaker who talks about hard things and then does more- he acts on them. On December 19th, he went to Washington D.C. to read the apology that was buried in a 2010 Department of Defense Act. It was never publicized, and what’s more, no elected officials even came to this reading to acknowledge it. This breaks my heart. Americans are always saying that we are appalled at the parts of our history where our ancestors exploited the native peoples, and yet we ignore the probelms that still exist today. We say that we are sorry, yet do nothing to show it. Mark Charles expresses very well how this feels to indigenous peoples, and he calls for action. Please check it out.
This is close to my heart. January 5, 2013