Richard Oakes: Life and Legacy of Native American Activist

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He was a Mohawk Native American activist who had a massive impact on the rights of Native Americans and helped pioneer Native American studies in college curriculums around the country. He is best known for playing an integral role in the occupation of Alcatraz when Native American protestors took control over the former penitentiary to protest abusive government policies.

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2018 Indigenous People Sunrise Ceremony

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Our contributor Corinne Oestrich attended the 2018 Indigenous People Sunrise Ceremony at Alcatraz in San Fransisco. From Wikipedia: Unthanksgiving Day (or Un-Thanksgiving Day), also known as The Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony, is an event held on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay to honor the indigenous peoples of the Americas and promote their rights. It coincides with a similar protest,….

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