A new head for a statue of Junípero Serra that was decapitated in Monterey in October—about two weeks after the Spanish missionary was canonized by Pope Francis over the protests o...
Mark R. Day
Caroline Ward Holland and her son, Kagen, stood before a crowd of 100 Native Americans at the Los Angeles Worker Center on December 27...
Bayard Johnson
In 1992, Russell Means came to Hollywood with his first movie role in Last of the Mohicans ...
Serra Is No Saint Group Mission Delores
Nanette Deetz
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 dec...
Since Pope Francis first proposed canonizing Father Junípero Serra earlier this year, American Indians have been outraged, especially in California...
Walk for the Ancestors Mission Santa Clara
Nanette Deetz
Caroline Ward Holland, who is a descendant of the Tataviam Tribe from Santa Clarita California, experienced a life-changing event upon learning that Franciscan Priest Junipero Serr...
Suzan Shown Harjo
The following is a statement directed to Pope Francis by Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee), president of the Native American advocacy organization the Morning Star...
Serra Tribunal Defense Team
Nanette Deetz
Junipero Serra was brought to court by California’s tribal descendants of the Mission system in the case of Indigenous Nations v. Junipero Serra ...
Mutsun Dancers Junipero Serra Protest
Nanette Deetz
On July 11, the Amah Mutsun Tribal Nation held a prayer ceremony and protest against the proposed canonization of Junipero Serra , the founder of the 21-mission system in Californi...

Thousands of spectators, many wearing flowered lei, feathered headdresses and traditional attire, and others carryin