"sii agua sí" - Kenneth Rainin Foundation

“sii agua sí”

This project honors the blocked and soil-filled waterways that once flowed through Mission Dolores and the 5,700 Indigenous ancestors buried in the cemetery. In collaboration and solidarity with local Ohlone culture bearers, Latinx and Indigenous dance artists, and the American Indian Cultural District, sii agua sí is symbolically re-filling the site with water (sii) to bring awareness and healing to a painful history of genocide that seeps beneath the streets of the Mission District. This collaboration will culminate in a street mural project by local muralists and students from Mission High School. Videos of water and the names of the 5,700 native ancestors will be projected onto the front of Mission Dolores.