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The occupation of Alcatraz Island changed the course of history, and it started with urban relocation and a fire at the San Francisco American Indian Center.
Six Native Americans who were there for the beginning of the Occupation of Alcatraz Island tell ICMN what it was like in their own words.
Dr. Dean Chavers
When handed a large donation during the Occupation of Alcatraz Island, organizers decided the best thing to do would be to help Native American students succeed.
On June 11, 1971, the Coast Guard arrived and ended the 19-month occupation of Alcatraz Island, but many benefits for Indians came from the famous protest.
Cleveland, Ohio was a prominent destination during the urban American Indian Movement; now those elder voices of that era are still fighting as they fade.
National Foster Care Month, cultural appropriation battles and a Google Doodle nod were all part of the Week That Was in Indian country.
Richard Oakes had a huge impact on the fight for Native rights—from establishing one of the first American Indian studies programs to the Occupation of Alcatraz Island.
Another Google Nod To Natives: Richard Oakes Google Doodle marks the second Native American notable honored on Google landing page
While Stanford University worked to increase its Native student attendance in the 60s, those Native students wanted to see the university's racist mascot changed.
Dr. Dean Chavers
What happens when the Ku Klux Klan tries to teach the Lumbees of North Carolina a lesson? They get run out of the state.
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