Native Pride Celebrated at the 87th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown December 6th, 2013 Last Updated on: December 6th, 2013

In case you missed it, the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade showcased three different Native American groups. Returning for the fifth year in a row, the Oneida Indian Nation float called “The True Spirit of Thanksgiving” shared the parade route with the world renowned Native Pride Dancers from Minnesota, and the Cherokee Youth Choir from Oklahoma.

This was the first time Macy’s hosted more than one Native American group in its parade and for many Native participants, the general feeling was that this is the beginning of something exciting for American Indian people.

“I think this is a great time to share who we are,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation representative and CEO. “It’s important for America to see who the real Indian people are. We are not mascots; we’re not stereotypes. We want a more accurate image of who we are and what our part in history has been.”

Check out this short clip of the Native Pride Dancers at the parade:

For more photos check out Indian Country Today Media Network.


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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