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Archdiocese and Native Tribes New Beginning

Archdiocese, LA native tribes mark a new beginning with protocol

A set of historic protocols promises a hopeful start to the next chapter in the relationship between Southern California’s ‘first peoples’ and the Church

“Can we light sage in here?” is not a question most people ask in a room with five bishops.

But for Anthony Morales, chief of the Gabrielino Tongva Band of Mission Indians,the request (in this case, denied by the discovery of smoke detectors) is one he doesn’t expect to have to ask much anymore, at least not when participating in native ceremonies on lands operated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Read full article on Angelus News.