Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony Oct. 8, 2007

International Indian Treaty Council presents annual

in solidarity and celebration of the United Nations "Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Monday, October 8, 2007, 5:00am, Pier 31 San Francisco

The Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Day Sunrise Gathering happens annually at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, IITC extends an invitation to the general public to come and listen to the voices,stories, songs, dances, and drums from traditonal Indigenous Peoples from the Western Hemisphere who offer an alternative and historically correct perspective to "Columbus Day." Join us as we give honor and respect to our ancestors, cultures and survival and celebrate the recent adoption of the "Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples" by the United Nations General Assembly.Schedule: 0500 am: Alcatraz Cruises ticket office opens 0530 am: First boat departure 0545 am: Second boat departure0600 am: Final boat departs0700 am: Sunrise ceremony begins 0800 am: Boats begin return

Special guests and speakers include: Lenny Foster, Dine, IITC Board Member, Naitonal Prisoners Rights Project, American Indian Movement, Floyd, "Redcrow" Westerman, Lakota musician and songwriter, Actor Lorena Banyacya, Hopi, Oraibi, Arizona, Veterans of Alcatraz, Richard Oaks'Family, Veterans of The Longest Walk 1978 and walker of The Longest Walk 2 - 2008, Jimbo Simmons, Choctaw, Master of Ceremonies, IITC/AIM, Andrea Carmen, Yaqui, IITC Executive Director.

tickets can be purchased in advance beginning 10-3 at of the date of the event at the Alcatraz Cruises box office at Pier 31.

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