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Where Serra Statues Once Stood, a Chance to Honor California’s Indigenous People

October 4, 2021

Joel Garcia, who is of indigenous Huichol background, created an augmented reality monument to memorialize Indigenous concepts of time and to highlight the connection between the roots, earth and sky, he said. RNS photo by Alejandra Molina.
Through an app, users can view the virtual monument at the site where the Junipero Serra statue used to stand before it was toppled last July. RNS courtesy photo from Joel Garcia.

Through an app, users can view the virtual monument at the site where the Junipero Serra statue used to stand before it was toppled last July. RNS courtesy photo from Joel Garcia.

A group of people view the virtual monument through an app at the site where the Junipero Serra statue used to stand before it was toppled last July. RNS Photo by Alejandra Molina.

A group of people view the virtual monument through an app at the site where the Junipero Serra statue used to stand before it was toppled last July. RNS Photo by Alejandra Molina.

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