Thursday, November 22, 2018

Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony

This morning I learned about the Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony from Corinne Oestreich in an article she wrote for the Huffington Post.  The video above was filmed in 2017.   In her words:

The first time I attended the Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony in San Francisco was in 2017.  The Sunrise Ceremony is a special event organized by the Muwekma Ohlone people of San Francisco and other Bay Area Natives, to come together as a community in the darkness of Thanksgiving morning and partake in the reclamation of the holiday for our surviving peoples.  There is always a large, warm bonfire in the center and a circle of relatives and guests that surround it. 

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