Oneida Nation to debut float at Thanksgiving parade
The Oneida Nation will debut the "True Spirit of Thanksgiving" float at the 82nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on November 27.

The float shares the Oneida creation story. It depicts Sky Woman, who fell to earth and rested on a turtle's back. The Tree of Peace grows out of the turtle as an eagle keeps watch over the earth.

"American Indians welcomed the first Europeans who came to our homelands in the spirit of thanksgiving, and showed our new neighbors how to adapt to the challenges of our Mother Earth," Ray Halbritter, the tribe's representative and chief executive officer said in a press release. "As first Americans, we are most thankful to be included in this premier holiday event because it is a wonderful opportunity to once again share the true spirit of thanksgiving with America and the millions of people watching this wonderful parade.”

The tribe is the first to have a float in the parade.

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Oneidas to join Macy's parade (The Syracuse Post-Standard 10/23)