Community rallies for protection of indigenous peoples’ rights

Students and community members gathered at Sproul Plaza on Tuesday for the “Everyday is Indigenous Peoples Day Rally” in solidarity with indigenous people. The rally, organized by the Mauna Kea Protectors at UC Berkeley, was a call for UC-wide action to protect indigenous sovereign rights and sacred sites.
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On uplifting its indigenous community, Berkeley must commit to making concrete changes

CITY AFFAIRS: Berkeley has made much progress on honoring its indigenous community members. But 27 years later, there is still much more to be done

Twenty-seven years ago, Berkeley was the first city in the United States to formally celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of the flawed holiday of Columbus Day. The city started a significant trend — almost 60 other cities across the country now celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. And while this holiday is
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Sunrise Ceremony held on Alcatraz Island

Reminders of the occupation were embedded into the infrastructure of the island. They were written across the water tower, above the “United States Penitentiary” sign on the docks. “WELCOME INDIANS,” read one in a weathered, but still legible, red paint. “INDIAN LAND,” read another.
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