In many places around the country, Indigenous Peoples Day is replacing Columbus Day. The holiday this year fell close to an important anniversary. Fifty years ago, a group of young American Indians and their supporters occupied the site of the notorious prison for 19 months. To commemorate the anniversary, more than a dozen tribal groups paddled around the island. KRCB News Director Steve Mencher was there.
More from Aquatic Park in San Francisco on the Alcatraz anniversary next week. And we’ll be adding a slide show at norcalpublicmedia.org.