Colin Kaepernick spent the holiday at a Native American 'Un-Thanksgiving Day' on Alcatraz, later criticizing the US government 'for stealing 1.5 billion acres of land from Indigenous people'.
The former San Francisco 49ers star mixed with crowds at the annual Indigenous People Sunrise Ceremony, telling them 'it's our responsibility to honor our ancestors and honor our elders'. He later tweeted footage from the event, which honors 'Indians of All Tribes' who took part in the Occupation of Alcatraz back in 1969-71. Actor Danny Glover also appears to have attended.
In the clip Kaepernick, who also attended the event in 2017, tells the crowds: 'It's been 50 years since the occupation.
Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl seven years ago, has not played since 2016 when he sparked a wave of protests and divisive debate by kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice.