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Inside the Vault: Occupation of Alcatraz
In November 1969 a group of American Indians occupied the abandoned federal prison at Alcatraz. Their 19-month occupation of the island attracted national attention to Native rights. In 1970, the activists published newsletters, Alcatraz Indians of All Tribes, that outlined the activists’ goals and detailed the progress made in establishing their community on the island. Join us on April 15, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT) as we examine these important resources.

This event is for teachers, students and their families — and everyone with an interest in history!

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Apr 15, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Robert Anderson
Educator at Hoopa Valley High School with the Hoopa Valley Reservation in California
Robert Anderson attended Humboldt State University, noted for having the highest percentage of Native American students of any state school in California. Through his pursuit of a BA in History, he found support in the Native American Studies Department at HSU. What started as diversity classes to broaden his understanding led to a minor in NAS. After earning his BA in History in 2006, he completed a second BA in Native American Studies, being one of only a handful of non-Native students to pursue the program for a full degree. Robert works at Hoopa Valley High School, a public school within the Hoopa Valley Reservation. He has been the department chair for Social Studies since 2010, and has been noted for his work with the Indian Education Resource Center and with different tribal entities. He remains deeply grateful to the Native mentors and cultural experts that have guided him in his work to close the educational gap and to challenge the colonial perspectives in education.
CherylAnne Amendola
2017 New Jersey History Teacher of the Year
CherylAnne Amendola is a history teacher at Montclair Kimberley Academy and has been teaching American and World History for the last 15 years. In addition to teaching, CherylAnne is also Middle School History Department Chair and Middle School Ethics Coordinator. In 2017, she was named New Jersey History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History and was accepted as an Academy for Teachers fellow. CherylAnne is also an author, and she published her first picture book, “On the Backs of the Enslaved,” in November 2019.