Walk for the Ancestors Gathering at San Luis Rey Mission

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The Walk for the Ancestors came to our region on November 3 with a gathering at the San Luis Rey mission in present-day Oceanside hosted by Mel Vernon of the Luiseño community (the Ataaxam People). The Walk for the Ancestors is a pilgrimage to the twenty-one California missions to bring attention to their central role in genocide of California Indigenous peoples and to oppose the canonization of the mission founder, Junipero Serra.

The gathering began with a circle in front of the mission in which stories from the past were shared (which I missed because of rain-induced traffic), continued with an indoor drum circle when the rain intensified, and concluded with a dinner and further stories at the adjacent San Luis Rey Bakery and Restaurant. --Read More--

The Walk for the Ancestors will conclude with a closing gathering at Mission San Diego at 400pm on Saturday, November 7, 10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108 (near the intersection of I-8 and I-15 in Mission Valley)

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