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Alcatraz Sunrise Gathering

Instead of “Columbus Day” it’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day with unique island sunrise ceremony
By - posted 10/8/2017
Alison Taggart-Barone via NPS

The International Indian Treaty Council presents the Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Sunrise Gathering commemorating 525 years of Indigenous resistance, honoring ancestors and future generations.

2017 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Sunrise Gathering
Monday, October 9, 2017
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco (Ohlone Territory)
FREE event, but ferry ticket to Alcatraz Island is $11 (children under 5 are free)
The Pier 33 ticket office opens at 4:15 am and boats will depart Pier 33 at approximately 5 am, 5:15 am and 5:30 am.

Speakers will include:

  • Radley Davis (Pit River Nation)
  • William “Bill” Means (Oglala Lakota)
  • Leonard “Lenny” Foster (Dine)
  • Andrea Carmen (Yaqui Nation)
  • MC Lakota Harden (Lakota/ Ho Chunk)

There will be an Ohlone Welcome, All Nations Drum, Intertribal Ohlone-Pomo dancers and updates on protecting sacred lands and pipeline struggles from across Turtle Island.

Wheelchair accessible. Absolutely NO drugs or alcohol of any kind. Smoking only in designated areas. No sales permitted.


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