A conference with U.S. government officials

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KQED news report from Alcatraz on December 10th 1969 featuring a conference with government officials, during which protesters share their concerns about how federal organizations deal with American Indians. Activists, including Stella Leach and Earl Livermore, are invited to review the current situation in a series of interviews. Kim Robertson (chairman of the visiting officials) comments that: “I know we all seriously would like to do something special for Indians. I think we all have recognized that our preoccupation with the black problem, with the brown problem … perhaps the red problem may have been overlooked.”

Occupation of Alcatraz
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archival news film
16mm b&w magnetic sound film
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KQN 542

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@bob- go screw yourself 

I like this video, great

Ray Spang (Northern Cheyenne) college student can be seen during the meeting wearing a jacket with "ALCATRAZ NORTHERN CHEYENNE" painted on the back.

blah blah blah blah these people are stupid

Thanks James. I've requested that Earl Livermore's name be added to the text in this clip.

I believe the first Indian woman being interviewed is Stella Leach, followed by Earl Livermore, Richard Oakes comes at about 2/3 through he clip followed by LaNada Means, then Earl Livermore again,

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