The event honors those who participated in the 19-month occupation of Alcatraz where many indigenous peoples attempted to enforce the Treaty of Fort Laramie.
The former San Francisco 49er took to Twitter to share a video of his experience and why he decided to attend the gathering.
Today, I was on Alcatraz Island at the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering, in solidarity with those celebrating their culture and paying respects to those that participated in the 19 month occupation of Alcatraz in an effort to force 🇺🇸 to honor the Treaty of Fort Laramie. pic.twitter.com/KdNtY3dp72— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 24, 2017
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