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  • Oneida Nation again has float in Macy’s parade

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  • VERONA — For the sixth year in a row, the Oneida Nation will have a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
    “The True Spirit of Thanksgiving” will roll through Midtown Manhattan during the parade that typically has more than three million spectators and 50 million TV viewers, the Oneida Nation said in a news release.
    The parade is scheduled to air from 9 a.m. to noon on NBC and the Oneida Nation’s float is expected to reach the TV cameras at 10:35 a.m.
    The float is the first Macy’s float to be sponsored by an American Indian Nation, the nation said. Since its 2008 debut, it has represented the Oneida Nation’s story of creation with vivid characters, symbols and performers.
    It features a 30-foot-tall White Pine “Tree of Peace” growing from the back of Turtle Island, which symbolizes Mother Earth.
    This year, the float will be joined by the internationally-known Native Pride Dancers.
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