alcatraz island

The Sunrise Ceremony

November 29, 2017 Life Multimedia

There were over 5,000 people in attendance at the annual Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. The ceremony has been held on Alcatraz Island since 1975 to commemorate the occupation of the Island in 1969. This year the ceremony brought together many different tribes and Native Americans from all over the Bay ...

Thousands gather at Alcatraz Island for Indigenous Ceremony

November 24, 2017 Life News

Before dawn broke, thousands of people occupied Alcatraz Island to commemorate Indigenous history. Andrea Carmen, the executive director of the International Indian Treaty Council, welcomed the sun by shedding light on the Pequot Massacre, which some believe led to the declaration of thanksgiving. “We are here to remember them [ancestors] and honor great warriors,” said ...

Waiting on the sun

November 26, 2016 Multimedia

Approximately 5,000 people from around the Bay Area gathered on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco to celebrate the sunrise on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Held annually since 1975, the ceremony commemorates the occupation of the island by the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement in 1969. This year the International Indian Treaty Council who organizes the annual gathering ...

SF state faculty dive deep for undocumented students

September 15, 2015 News 4 Comments

SF State faculty members and community activists swam from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park Sept. 13 to raise awareness and funds for Continue the Dream scholarships for AB 540 students. The “Swim for Sueños” fundraiser draws awareness about undocumented and AB 540 students. It also serves as a way to fund the Continue the Dream ...