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By the time the Spanish colonial effort in California was over, the population of American Indians in that eventual state would be reduced by 2/3s.
If the Church thinks that dedicating your whole life to assimilating a culture through violence, erasure and genocide is a good idea, then they’re on the right track.
Someone threw paint on a statue of Junipero Serra and on a headstone at the Indian cemetery inside the Carmel Mission.
We ask for the repeal of the papal edicts that justified the theft of Native American lands and the persecution of our people.
Chairman Valentin Lopez of the Amah Mutsun Band estimates that 100,000 to 150,000 Indians died during the mission era of the 1700s and 1800s.
Vincent Medina has been helping revive the Chochenyo language that was once widely spoken in the Bay Area.
As the leader of the Catholic Church bestows sainthood upon the founder of the brutal Indian mission system in California, tribal members will be observing a Day of Mourning.
A priest and member of the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians is also meeting with Pope Francis this week.
Some tribal leaders in California are upset with the decision to honor Junipero Serra, a Catholic
It was the devout Christian priests, ministers and evangelizers who protected native peoples from the historic genocide.
The Holy See is carefully avoiding its own 'sacred and praiseworthy' purpose of domination by means of the subjection of the original nations of the continent.
Valenten Lopez: 'How can Pope Francis and the Catholic Church speak or act with moral authority when they know that they have mistreated the indigenous people?'