Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Indigenous People Hold Protest Against Canonization of Junipero Serra

In San Francisco, dozens of indigenous people and their allies gathered in front of Mission Dolores de Asis to protest the canonization of Friar Junipero Serra. Serra was an 18th century missionary known for founding nine of the 21 missions that grew into modern-day California. But for many indigenous people, today was a day of mourning, a day to acknowledge the many injustices done against the native population, and the many injustices that continue.