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Honoring The Ancestors Walk

Honoring The Ancestors Walk

Honoring Ancestors in LA

Honoring Ancestors in LA

 

 

 

 

 

Published December 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES — On Sunday over one-hundred people gathered to honor the long walkers who walked almost 800 miles in the “Walk for the Ancestors” over the course of two months.

The Walk for the Ancestors, led by Tataviam descendants Caroline Ward Holland and Kagen Holland, began at Mission Solano in Sonoma, California and ended on November 7 at the Mission San Diego.

 Caroline Ward Holland

Caroline Ward Holland

Caroline Ward Holland and Kagen Holland

Caroline Ward Holland and Kagen Holland

 

 

 

 

 

 

In all, the Walk for the Ancestors visited 21 California missions.

Supporters of Caroline Ward Holland and her son Kagen, meet for a ceremony at Mission San Juan Capistrano to honor their native ancestors and protest the canonization of Junipero Serra on Sunday afternoon. The mother and son have been walking to each of the 21 California missions to protest the canonization of Junipero Serra. ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: s.missions.1102 Ð 11/1/15 Ð NICK AGRO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER- BACKGROUND Summary: Caroline Ward Holland and her son Kagen, descendants of the Tataviam people, are walking the California Missions system, 650 miles, visiting all 21 missions, to honor indigenous ancestors who suffered and perished under the Mission system. Sunday they will visit Mission San Juan Capistrano, en route to San Diego. At 2 p.m. they expect to meet with local Juaneno Indian descendants. It's in response to the recent Catholic sainthood of Father Junipero Serra.

Supporters of Caroline Ward Holland and her son Kagen, met for a ceremony at Mission San Juan Capistrano to honor their native ancestors and protest the canonization of Junipero Serra. photo Nick Agro

 

 

 

The walk was the brainchild of Caroline Ward Holland, who gained the inspiration to make the journey to the 21 missions after she attended an AIM protest earlier this year protesting the canonization of Junipero Serra by Pope Francis.

“Sunday was honoring them for their courage endurance and dedication it was a prayer in motion,” said Corine Fairbanks (GreenSky), who is the director of AIM Southern California and who emceed Sunday’s honroing ceremony.

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