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Dorvan V
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Dorvan V from orbit

Type: Planet
Location: Dorvan system
Dorvan sector
Alpha Quadrant

Dorvan V was the inhabited fifth planet in the Dorvan system. This system, located within the Dorvan sector, was in the Alpha Quadrant.

In 2350, a group of Native Americans from Earth settled on Dorvan V, having searched for a new home since 2170. The settlers were worried about losing their traditional culture on an increasingly culturally-homogeneous Earth, and this was the main reason for their quest. As a result, in the 24th century, the population still lived much like their ancestors did many centuries before.

The world was part of the Federation until 2370 when it was placed under Cardassian rule by the Federation-Cardassian Treaty. The Federation, worried about the well-being of the settlers under Cardassian jurisdiction, sent the USS Enterprise-D to try to convince them to relocate. However they chose to stay, citing a spiritual bond with the place. (TNG: "Journey's End")

The producers of Star Trek: Voyager originally intended Dorvan V to be Chakotay's homeworld. (Star Trek Monthly issue 4, p. 55) Although this idea was not established during Voyager's run, the Voyager relaunch novels state that Chakotay and his family were native to Dorvan V. Since the series finalé of Voyager, "Endgame", established that Chakotay was born in 2329, this does not appear to be consistent with the settlement date of 2350 given in "Journey's End".
According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (pg. 47), the Dorvan system was located in or near Cardassian space, in the Alpha Quadrant. This system was a binary star system. Primary was a Class G star with a magnitude of +3, which was ten times brighter than Sol. Secondary was a Class K star.

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