This fall, members of tribes from up and down the West Coast and as far away as Hawaii paddled out to Alcatraz in canoes to commemorate the takeover of the island on November 20, 1969.
After paddling around the island, tribal members returned to shore as part of a "Protocol" ceremony.
Listen to an original song from the gathering and come back next week for a longer story.
Here's our feature story from the event. We'll be adding more songs, stories and photos next week.