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University distances campus from founder of brutal Indian mission system
University distances campus from founder of brutal Indian mission system (September 18, 2018)

The genocidal legacy of Junípero Serra, who was the founder of the brutal Indian mission system in California, continues to be examined.


Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis must address legacy of domination
Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis must address legacy of domination (March 21, 2017)

An institution such as the Vatican, cannot ‘conquer’ then pretend it bears no responsibility.


Steven Newcomb: Time for Pope Francis to revoke the papal bulls
Steven Newcomb: Time for Pope Francis to revoke the papal bulls (September 5, 2016)

It is time for Pope Francis to publicly announce what we already know: The papal language of domination issued by his papal predecessors was invalid language.


Steven Newcomb: Church edicts lead to centuries of domination
Steven Newcomb: Church edicts lead to centuries of domination (May 23, 2016)

A claimed right of domination imposed on all our Original Free Nations in the past continues to be perpetuated and maintained against our Nations and Peoples today by international state governments such as Canada and the United States, and many others.


Mark Anthony Rolo: A 'shallow apology' to indigenous peoples
Mark Anthony Rolo: A 'shallow apology' to indigenous peoples (February 22, 2016)

At bottom, the pope’s words add up to a call for indigenous people to forget the atrocities leveled against their ancestors.


Pope Francis discusses mistreatment of Native people in Mexico
Pope Francis discusses mistreatment of Native people in Mexico (February 16, 2016)

The leader of the Catholic Church urged followers to seek forgiveness from indigenous people but otherwise did not offer a direct apology for centuries of land theft and other abuses.


Pope Francis to celebrate mass at Indian church for trip to Mexico
Pope Francis to celebrate mass at Indian church for trip to Mexico (February 8, 2016)

The leader of the Catholic Church plans to issue an edict supporting the use of indigenous languages in ceremonies.


Tigua Tribe dance group to perform at event featuring Pope Francis
Tigua Tribe dance group to perform at event featuring Pope Francis (February 2, 2016)

The Tigua Social Dance Group will open the musical portion of the Two Nations One Faith event in El Paso, Texas, on February 17.


Steven Newcomb: Religious doctrine guides Indian law and policy
Steven Newcomb: Religious doctrine guides Indian law and policy (October 8, 2015)

It’s time for Pope Francis to seize the opportunity to fully acknowledge before the world, and then revoke, the papal documents of domination and dehumanization which have resulted in an ongoing legacy of injustice, dispossession, and trauma for our original nations and peoples.


Torivio Fodder: Pope Francis ignores sins of Indian mission era
Torivio Fodder: Pope Francis ignores sins of Indian mission era (October 6, 2015)

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.


Alex Jacobs: Pope Francis honors symbol of genocide in America
Alex Jacobs: Pope Francis honors symbol of genocide in America (October 5, 2015)

The Pope came to the New World but his spin doctors say he doesn’t have to rescind those outdated, lethal and racist Papal Bulls that led to the enslavement of New World inhabitants, since all subsequent Papal Bulls rescinded the previous ones.


Sam Campbell: Catholic Church continues to celebrate genocide
Sam Campbell: Catholic Church continues to celebrate genocide (October 2, 2015)

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.


Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation decries vandalism at mission
Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation decries vandalism at mission (September 29, 2015)

Someone threw paint on a statue of Junipero Serra and on a headstone at the Indian cemetery inside the Carmel Mission.


Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis endorses system of domination
Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis endorses system of domination (September 28, 2015)

The doctrine of Christian domination has been carried forward and maintained by each new generation of the society.


Ray Cook: Pope Francis brings crowd control to United States
Ray Cook: Pope Francis brings crowd control to United States (September 25, 2015)

I am not concerned with how or why the Catholic Church creates their saints.


Simon Moya-Smith: Pope Francis must offer more than apology
Simon Moya-Smith: Pope Francis must offer more than apology (September 24, 2015)

We ask for the repeal of the papal edicts that justified the theft of Native American lands and the persecution of our people.


Ballet company from Osage Nation to perform for Pope Francis
Ballet company from Osage Nation to perform for Pope Francis (September 24, 2015)

The tribe has a long connection with the Catholic Church that dates back to the 1600s.


Pope Francis fails to address mistreatment of tribes in California
Pope Francis fails to address mistreatment of tribes in California (September 24, 2015)

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.


Papal mass features reading in Native language from California
Papal mass features reading in Native language from California (September 23, 2015)

Vincent Medina has been helping revive the Chochenyo language that was once widely spoken in the Bay Area.


Pope Francis lands in nation's capital for historic first visit to US
Pope Francis lands in nation's capital for historic first visit to US (September 23, 2015)

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.


Two from Muwekma Ohlone Tribe to take part in sainthood mass
Two from Muwekma Ohlone Tribe to take part in sainthood mass (September 21, 2015)

A priest and member of the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians is also meeting with Pope Francis this week.


Documentary about Doctrine of Discovery to be screened in DC
Documentary about Doctrine of Discovery to be screened in DC (September 11, 2015)

The film explores how Catholic Church documents from the 1400s have shaped federal Indian law and policy.


Pope Francis to bestow sainthood on founder of Indian missions
Pope Francis to bestow sainthood on founder of Indian missions (September 10, 2015)

Some tribal leaders in California are upset with the decision to honor Junipero Serra, a Catholic


Al Villanueva: Indian mission founder did not commit genocide
Al Villanueva: Indian mission founder did not commit genocide (September 7, 2015)

It was the devout Christian priests, ministers and evangelizers who protected native peoples from the historic genocide.