The Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony: Alcatraz Island 2015 – Photo Album

Daybreak on Alcatraz Island

Daybreak on Alcatraz Island

Published November 27, 2015

ALCATRAZ ISLAND -While others were celebrating Thanksgiving Day with family in the comfort of their homes,  hundreds of American Indians and their allies gathered on Alcatraz Island  for “The Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony.”

Every year since 1975, American Indians have journeyed from the mainland to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay on Thanksgiving Day. Previously the day was called “Un-Thanksgiving Day.”

Christopher Burquez was up early to shoot these brilliant photos for Native News Online for this article.

Editor’s Note: Arthur Jacobs contrbuted to this article from Alcatraz Island.


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