Chris Mato Nunpa presenting at the VFP 2018 Annual Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. His talk was titled, “Genocidal Aspects: The Doctrine of Discovery, Papal Bulls, The Great Commission and the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas”
Chris is a Wahpeton Dakota from the Upper Sioux Community near
Granit Falls in southwestern Minnesota. Mato Nunpa (or, Two Bear”) is a Retired
Associate Professor in Indigenous Nations and Dakota Studies at Southwest Minnesota
State University in Marshall Minnesota. Chris volunteered for the U. S. Army in the
1960’s, when there was a draft, and was Honorably discharged from the military in
1968. In addition to Dakota History and culture, Indigenous Nations History, and U.S.
history, his research interests include Genocide Studies and Bible Studies. Chris
attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Mato Nunpa
has just completed a manuscript for his first book, which is now at the publisher.