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|Indigenous People's Day Sunrise Gathering|
|Date||Monday October 12|
|Time||5:00 AM - 9:00 AM|
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|Organizer/Author||Morning Star Gali|
|morningstar [at] treatycouncil.org|
International Indian Treaty Council and American Indian Contemporary Arts present:
Annual Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island
COMMEMORATING 40 YEARS OF MOVEMENT HISTORY AND 517 YEARS OF INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE
Monday, October 12, 2009
We invite you to the annual sunrise gathering on Alcatraz Island to commemorate 517 years (1492-2009) of Indigenous Peoples
ʼ resistance to colonization of the Americas and the 40th anniversary of the takeover of Alcatraz by American Indian activists from California and across Turtle Island. Join us in the sacred circle to honor those who sacrificed their lives for us to be here today. Join us to protect sacred places and Mother Earth, defend human rights and achieve justice for Leonard Peltier and all human rights defenders. Tobacco and prayers will be offered to the fire for coming generations.
Everyone is welcome.
Featuring: IITC Board members Lenny Foster (Dineh) & Alcatraz Veteran, Faith Gemmill (Gwich'in, Alaska), Radley Davis (Pit River); IITC Executive Director Andrea Carmen (Yaqui); All Nations Drummers, Aztec and Pomo Dancers, and other special guests.
This event will be broadcast live on 94.1 FM KPFA (and KPFA.org) from 6-8 AM. For more i n f o rma t i o n , c o n t a c t Mo r n i n g S t a r G a l i , a t ( 4 1 5 ) 6 4 1 - 4 4 8 2 o r
Morningstar [at] treatycouncil.org.
Meeting place: Fishermanʼs Wharf, Pier #31, San Francisco
Tickets: $11 adult, children under 5 free. Ticket booth opens at
5 a.m., boat departures at 4:45 AM and 5:15 AM. All return by 9
a.m. Wheel chair accessible, minimal parking, wear something
warm. Purchase advance tickets at
https://www.alcatrazcruises.com/ChooseTicket.aspx?id=768&date=10-12-2009&time=5%3a15+am or call (415) 981-7625.
Please respect that there will be no sales of food or other items permitted this year on the island or on the Alcatraz or SF boat docks.