Thanksgiving Memories of Alcatraz Occupation – November 28, 2019

On November 20th, 1969, American Indian activists traveled to Alcatraz to begin an occupation of the prison island. It lasted 19 months. They were focused on the sovereignty and lost rights of native peoples. That anniversary has been celebrated this fall – first on Indigenous Peoples Day October 14th – then again on the actual anniversary. Here are voices of two young leaders recorded in mid-October.

You can see a slide show of images from the October canoe journey, and tribal gathering in San Francisco, at