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Tribal members participated in Los Angeles, when tens of thousands assembled in front of City Hall just before noon in a star- and politician-studded rally that centered on messages of humanity and empathy transcending borders. Organizers said they were not only protesting the separation of families but also Trump policies “criminalizing” migrants and leaving in limbo the fate of those protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shielded from deportation young immigrants brought here illegally when they were children.

The Kizh were there.

History repeats itself just like when the Spanish conquered and imprisoned the Kizh Gabrieleno Indians and separated them from their children under the strict suppervision of Father Junipero Serra, now ironically canonized. Picture below shows one of the shackles used on Kizh children to restrain them.

Andy Salas ©

Andy Salas ©