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Serra Is No Saint’ Day of Mourning in San Francisco
Nanette Deetz 9/25/15
While Pope Francis was proclaiming Junipero Serra a Saint in Washington, D.C.,
California Indians continued their protest in the form of a prayer ceremony in opposition to this decision.
Some 200 people attended the event organized by community leader
Corrina Gould (Chochenyo Ohlone), Wicahpiluta Candelaria (Rumsen Ohlone/Apache), and Indian People Organizing for Change,
this ceremony provided a place where California’s tribal members could grieve Serra’s canonization, speak historic truth,
pray for the ancestors buried beneath the streets
surrounding Mission Dolores in San Francisco.
Know this my brothers and sisters,
"I was with you in heart, spirit and prayer!"