Haven't We Built All The Mission Walls We Ever Want To Build?


"I want to have conversations with my relatives, not battles. Let’s save our ferocity for decolonizing, and give our compassion and patience to one another. I want to be part of a strong, deep California Indian future. I’m not saying we can’t disagree or engage in critical thinking, even argue back and forth - but haven’t we built all the mission walls we ever want to build?" --Deborah A. Miranda (Esselen/Chumash)

From "Being California Indian in a Post-Canonization World" on BAD NDNS Blog.

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