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2018 Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration | Alcatraz
Posted By rnesley on November 19, 2018
Wake up early…very early for the Indigenous Peoples’ Annual Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island, part of the San Francisco Ohlone Territory, on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
The Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering is a commemoration of the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the “Indians of All Tribes” and is a one day event. This is not the standard Alcatraz Island tour and all areas with the exception of where the ceremony takes place will be closed and inaccessible to the general public.
Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration
Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 4 to 6 am
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
FREE but you’ll need a boat ticket to get to Alcatraz
Tickets to Alcatraz are $14 for adults and free for children under 5. The Pier 33 ticket office opens at 4:15 am; boats run from 4:45-6 am.
There will be presenters on current and past Indigenous Peoples’ struggles to defend human rights, sovereignty, treaties, sacred sites and traditional lands, plus there will be drummers and dancers. The event commemorates 524 years of Indigenous resistance, honoring their ancestors and future generations, as well as IITC’s 43 years of work for the rights and recognition of Indigenous Peoples, 1974 – 2018.