SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)– Early Thanksgiving morning, former 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick was honored at the Indigenous Peoples’ Annual Sunrise ceremony on Alcatraz Island.

Kaepernick was honored by the elder of the American Indian Movement, Fred Short, for his bold step in the fight against police brutality and racial inequality.

Short presented Kaepernick with feathers that he had been carrying for 30 years.Video credit: Sara Blanco and Franklin SterlingWHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON: