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Press Release – THE INTERNATIONAL INDIAN TREATY COUNCIL HOSTS 2017 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES THANKSGIVING SUNRISE GATHERING TO CELEBRATE SURVIVAL AND SHARE “TRUTH IN HISTORY

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THE INTERNATIONAL INDIAN TREATY COUNCIL HOSTS 2017 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES THANKSGIVING SUNRISE GATHERING TO CELEBRATE SURVIVAL AND SHARE “TRUTH IN HISTORY

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA:  In the early morning hours of November 23rd, 2017 over 4000 people gathered on Alcatraz Island for the annual Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving sunrise gathering organized and sponsored by the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC). Participants included leaders and presenters representing Indigenous Nations from throughout California, North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Among the participants was former 49ers quarterback and anti-racism activist Colin Kaepernick whose well-known gesture of resistance to police brutality in this country and ongoing support for Indigenous Peoples’ struggles were honored during the gathering. Colin briefly addressed the gathering saying, “Our fight is the same fight, we’re all fighting for our justice & freedom…”. More…

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2017-11-24T20:13:43+00:00