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Alcatraz Island: Indigenous Peoples' Day Sunrise Gathering Monday


ALCATRAZ ISLAND-American Indians and their allies will gather for Indigneous Peoples’ Day Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay early Monday morning.

It is an annual event that provides a strong alternative to those who celebrate Columbus Day.

Tomorrow’s celebtation will be the 32nd time in the last 33 years, the American Indian community has journeyed to Alcatraz Island. The only interruption in the long tradition came two years ago when the event was canceled due to the federal government shutdown. Alcatraz Island is operated by the U.S. Parks Service, therefore the event had to be canceled.


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