How Colin Kaepernick 'Celebrated' Thanksgiving

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick traveled to Alcatraz Island to participate in the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering for Thanksgiving Thursday.

As The Daily Caller's Amber Randall reports, the event, also called “Un-Thanksgiving Day,” took place on Alcatraz to remember the group of American Indians who took control of the island prison between 1969-1971 in an attempt to claim the island for their people, reports KTLA.

“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,” Kaepernick said in a tweet.

An American Indian elder also gave Kaepernick two eagle feathers, after which the former quarterback gave a speech declaring they were all fighting the same battle.

“I’m very humbled to share this space with all of you. Our fight is the same fight. We’re all fighting for our justice, for our freedom. And realizing that we’re in this fight together makes us all the more powerful,” Kaepernick said in a Twitter video.

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Jack McGriff IH8OBAMA Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:52 Permalink

Gee, I'm really surprised nobody is thankful for wearing the white man's trousers, baseball caps, glasses, and sneakers. Neither are they thankful for the planes, cars, and boats that got everyone to their destination. Well, it's kind of obvious that no matter what the white man provides, non-whites will NEVER be grateful or thankful for it since any goodwill by whites is quickly transformed into the basest of emotions: envy, greed, jealousy, and schemes for revenge. Indeed, non-whites are humiliated by their shortcomings and simply cannot help to compare themselves to the gold standard of white civilization. Meanwhile, whites seem to be completely unaware of the lack of gratitude for their charity and it would be so much better if white nations simply shut their borders off to non-whites and terminated all aid to all non-white nations and also Israel, which gets $3million dollars a day from the USA!!! Since 1948, the USA has given over $1 Trillion dollars to Israel!! No wonder we are broke! The entire world is siphoning off the white man's wealth right under our noses!! Enough is enough!! Sick of it!!

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helloimjohnnycat Richard Chesler Fri, 11/24/2017 - 20:19 Permalink

A good ol' Louisville might have a few long balls left in it.No need to coontaminate good wood.Continuing to ignore the bastards via not tossing them a dime brings better results : the joos to bended, pleading knees.Leave us alone you fuckkin' kikes.  Go print more fiat to feed your greed and perversions.BTW, if a Slugger is put to alternate use, please remember to keep the famous label up !Thanks, J Reb 

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SafelyGraze DownWithYogaPants Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:46 Permalink

he did not get the memo:"root out [the Indians] from being any longer a people. ... let them have a perpetual war without peace or truce, and, although they have desired it, without mercy, too.”Exception was made, however, “ for the preservation of the younger people of both sexes, whose bodies may by labor and service become profitable.” THE POWHATAN CONFEDERACY, PAST AND PRESENThttp://www.jstor.org/stable/659023 

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Mr Hankey Fester Fri, 11/24/2017 - 19:28 Permalink

No, it is not. See,for ZH'ers ,corporations are the absolute Sovereign.And when they tell you to bend over, spread your cheeks,& prepare to receive the Great Red,White and Blue, you damn well better do it,OR THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES!!!!You see ,corporations  and government are 2 distinct and seperate entities, totally isolated from each other,with no overlap.True doublethink. 

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SheHunter Fester Sat, 11/25/2017 - 00:10 Permalink

Let me say it again so their hypocritical fat fingers can downvote me as well."So what.  Ours is a free country, is it not?"fellow ZH-ers...why not focus your time, attention and energy on matters more pressing and prevalent than this.  stop being spoon fed the MSM's latest drug to keep your attention diverted from the true swamp draining your life and your resources.Am I the only one suspicious of the antics being pulled by the MIC /MSM when they purposefully divert attention to flag kneeling and sex discrimination?

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MadHatt Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:40 Permalink

Someone please update us all on how Ja Rule spent his halloween... and I need to know what Michael Jordan did for valentines day.No one needs updates on any of these things.

spanish inquisition Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:42 Permalink

If, by the same thing he means the indigenous people are fighting to reclaim their ancestral lands and Colin is fighting to maintain the conquest of those lands and get paid a lot to play a game while claiming extra privileges because he is a minority, then yes they are fighting for the same thing.

Sizzurp Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:45 Permalink

Kaepernick more than anyone is responsible for taking down the NFL. I am really ambivalent about the NFL, but given the dollars at stake and all the corruption, I am surprised no harm has come to him.  The gambling industry alone must be paying a heavy price and those are folks you don't mess with.

Dumpster Elite Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:52 Permalink

I've always had a good laugh at how the Left views Native Americans. Read about the history of the Iroquois, or maybe the Hurons. They made the white man look like a cub scout. They murdered, raped, pillaged, plundered, and made slaves of those whom they conquered. The Left always makes them out to be these peace-loving, Ghandi-esque people. Nothing could be further from the truth. I think Kaepernick is probably just trying to get his name out there, in order to get a show on VH1, or possibly even MTV perhaps. 'The Colin Kaepernick Saga". Oooooooo...sounds very millennial to me.