Center for Environmental Reporting

IMG 1661On November 20, 1969, American Indian activists traveled to Alcatraz to begin an occupation of the prison island. It lasted 19 months. They were focused on the sovereignty and lost rights of native peoples.
That anniversary has been celebrated this fall — first on Indigenous Peoples Day October 14 then again on the actual anniversary.
[Here are our earlier stories from the canoe journey to Alcatraz on October 14.]
Listen to the voices of two young leaders recorded in mid-October:
To see a slideshow of images from October 14 click on the image below.
All photos by Steve Mencher
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