Community celebrates sun, indigenous pride

Christian Urrutia / The Advocate
A dancer performs during the 33rd annual Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, California on Nov. 24, 2016.

By Denis Perez, Cody Casares, and Christian Urrutia

SAN FRANCISCO- Alcatraz Island has been an ideal home for commemoration for 33 years every Thanksgiving Day morning for the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony. This year’s gathering brought close to 5,000 people to partake in the event and honor those in solidarity with Standing Rock.