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Indigenous Peoples Day events 10/10: Alcatraz Sunrise, March to Protect Rattlesnake Island
by Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity
Saturday Oct 8th, 2011 3:36 PM
Four exciting events are planned in the Bay Area for Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 10th. Here is a one-page guide to these events - please help spread the word!

Indigenous Peoples Day at Alcatraz Island:

"Commemorating 519 years of Indigenous Resistance and Honoring Struggles to Protect our Sacred Places"

  • Pomo and Mexica dancers, drummers, Jeremy Goodfeather (Mohawk/Mexica)
  • Speakers include Leonard Foster (Dine), Ron Lameman (Cree)
  • Event will include a special honoring for the defenders of Sogorea Te/Glen Cove.

Monday, October 10 · 5:00am - 10:00am
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, Ohlone Territory

Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier #33
San Francisco, CA

Boats leave at 5:15am, 5:30am, 5:45am, 6:00am
tickets will be $11.

Facebook invitation link for more information:

Event contact:
Mark Anquoe-

March and Demonstration to Protect Rattlesnake Island

Protect Sacred Places

Monday, October 10, 2011 (Indigenous People’s Day)

Meet at Shellmound St. & Ohlone Way, Emeryville, CA – 12:00 noon

At 12 noon on October 10th, following the annual sunrise gathering on Alcatraz Island, Elem Pomo representatives and supporters will deliver a letter to millionaire developer John Nady at the Emeryville headquarters of his electronics business urging him to stop the desecration of Rattlesnake Island.

Located on the eastern end of Clear Lake, Rattlesnake Island has been the ceremonial center of the Elem community of Southeastern Pomo Indians for thousands of years. The island was stolen from the Pomo in 1877, when it was deeded to settlers as private property in a supposed “clerical error”. Ever since that time, the Elem Pomo have been fighting to regain their traditional ownership of this sacred land, which is now privately held by John Nady.

With blatant disregard for the wishes of the Elem people, John Nady is attempting to build vacation homes on the island, and has already illegally installed a septic tank, and thousands of feet of roads, trails, and utility trenching. He has now strong-armed his way out of conducting the required environmental impact report and is poised to begin further construction at any moment.

Join us on Monday October 10th 2011, Indigenous People’s Day, as we march to the offices of millionaire businessman John Nady’s to demand that he immediately halt his planned desecration of Rattlesnake Island. All are welcome, including children, to come out in support of the Elem’s struggle and tell Nady that from the Bay Area to Lake County, people will stand up in opposition to the desecration of this sacred site.

Supporters are also encouraged to join a growing boycott of Nady Electronics products.

For press statements, please contact:
 Jim Brown- Phone: 707-998-3526, email:;
 Batsulwin Brown- Phone: 707-349-2412, email:

Facebook invitation link:

For further information, visit:

Occupy Oakland in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples Day

The Oakland General Assembly decided today that the people of Oakland will occupy Frank Ogawa Plaza at the corner of 14th & Broadway on Monday, October 10 starting at 4:00pm in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, the many occupations underway across the country and Indigenous Resistance Day.

The flyer also includes the announcement about the next planning meeting this coming Thursday October 6, at 5:00pm at Mosswood park. We expect to have workshops, food, music, childcare, a library and much more. Come ready to spend the night or just swing by to say hello. Let’s do this Oakland style!

For more info:

American Indian Movement 2nd International Film Festival

At the Bahai Center in San Francisco
Monday, October 10th --12 noon until 10 pm.
For more information, see: