Colin Kaepernick visits Alcatraz for unthanksgiving

SAN FRANCISCO Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick participated in the annual Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz on Thursday.

The event known as Un-Thanksgiving Day celebrates the occupation of the infamous prison island by Native Americans.

In a tweet posted on Thursday, he states:

Today, I was on Alcatraz Island at the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering, in solidarity with those celebrating their culture and paying respects to those that participated in the 19-month occupation of Alcatraz in an effort to force 🇺🇸 to honor the Treaty of Fort Laramie.