Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering

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 ...

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 ...

Native Americans give thanks for continued culture, remember past

November 26, 2014 News

As the sun rose above the horizon one November morning, years of what one Native American SF State student described as anger began to wane, transforming his perspective on Thanksgiving Day. Nicholas Gomez, a descendant of the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation, a tribe that has resided in the Monterey Bay area for thousands of years, was 25 years old ...