Forty years after the occupation of Alcatraz

The World

Forty years ago this month, a group of Native Americans staged an occupation of the Island of Alcatraz. The occupation lasted nineteen months and was part of a protest movement that was intended to bring the rights of Native peoples into the public consciousness. This morning, a group of Native Americans will gather for a sunrise meeting to commemorate the takeover. We talk to Andrea Carmen, executive director of the International Indian Treaty Council.

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