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The genocidal legacy of Junípero Serra, who was the founder of the brutal Indian mission system in California, continues to be examined.
An institution such as the Vatican, cannot ‘conquer’ then pretend it bears no responsibility.
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.
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.
At bottom, the pope’s words add up to a call for indigenous people to forget the atrocities leveled against their ancestors.
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.
The leader of the Catholic Church plans to issue an edict supporting the use of indigenous languages in ceremonies.
The Tigua Social Dance Group will open the musical portion of the Two Nations One Faith event in El Paso, Texas, on February 17.
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.
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.
The Pope came to the New World but his spin doctors say he doesn’t have to rescind those outdated, lethal and racist Papal Bulls that led to the enslavement of New World inhabitants, since all subsequent Papal Bulls rescinded the previous ones.
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.
The doctrine of Christian domination has been carried forward and maintained by each new generation of the society.
I am not concerned with how or why the Catholic Church creates their saints.
We ask for the repeal of the papal edicts that justified the theft of Native American lands and the persecution of our people.
The tribe has a long connection with the Catholic Church that dates back to the 1600s.
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.
The film explores how Catholic Church documents from the 1400s have shaped federal Indian law and policy.
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.