zondag, juni 21, 2020

" Always forward, never back" Junipero Serra

For the first time in Ventura County, a statue representing the colonization, enslavement and killing of the Chumash people, the indigenous people who lived on the land that today is called the City of San Buenaventura, will be removed. 
A joint statement made today by Father Tom Elewaut, priest at the San Buenaventura Mission Church, Matt LaVere, mayor of Ventura, and Julie Tumamait-Stenslie, Chumash leader and elder with the Ventureño/Barbareño band of Mission Indians, announced that the process is underway to remove the statue of Father Junipero Serra in front of Ventura City Hall. 

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