Defining Religion in The Tragedies of War

...the DAPL debate merely represents a continuation of the misunderstanding of and disregard for Native Americans' understanding of their own religious traditions.

The Pledge of Allegiance and Native Americans

Maya Aphornsuvan looks at the contestation over American patriotism in light of settler-colonial and Cold War history. Israel Dominguez offers a response. This is the second post in our series on indigeneity and part of a conversation on "The Bible and Race in the USA." "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to … Continue reading The Pledge of Allegiance and Native Americans

Soft Territorialism in the Sioux and DAPL Conflict

Twila McAdams explores the sides, scripts, and stakes to the protest at Standing Rock. Israel Dominguez offers a response. This is the first post in our series on indigeneity and part of a conversation on "The Bible and Race in the USA." In a recent Huffington Post article, Georgianne Nienaber records that Native Americans from the … Continue reading Soft Territorialism in the Sioux and DAPL Conflict

The Bible and Race in the USA: An Introduction to Contexts

In 2014 I began teaching an Elizabethtown College course called "The Bible and Race in the USA." It's a seminar driven by a question about how discourses like "Bible," "race" and "America" inform each other to the extent that we can hardly unweave them. There's a craftiness to textuality that we quickly forget all that … Continue reading The Bible and Race in the USA: An Introduction to Contexts