Honoring The Ancestors Walk
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 and Kagen Holland
In all, the Walk for the Ancestors visited 21 California missions.
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.