The People’s Home encapsulates the events that occurred in 1969 and during the 19-month occupation and chronicles the ceremony that took place 50 years later.
Robert Free, who was one of the original occupiers, raised a tipi on the island in 1969. This became the symbol for the movement in pursuit of self-determination. On the 50th anniversary of these events, Free, accompanied by indigenous youth, journey back to Alcatraz Island and raise a tipi to honor those who ignited the movement and conduct a ceremony to pass the responsibility of continuing the pursuit of self-determination and justice to the youth.
Thurs 2/18 5:30 pm PST