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Thanksgiving Day Parade features land acknowledgement and Wampanoag blessing

 

Last updated 12/8/2020 at 2:50pm

Wampanoag Tribe

Representatives stand in a crescent moon shape offering land acknowledgement and blessing.

NEW YORK-For the first time in its 94-year history, the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade featured a land acknowledgement and blessing to honor the Wampanoag and Lenape people.

This broadcast took place on Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day 2020 in the United States. Ryan Opalanietet Pierce (Lenape) and Joan Henry (Tsalagi/'Nde/Arawaka) acknowledged the Lenape territory of Manahattan, where the parade takes place annually. Mashpee Wampanoag tribal members and language keepers Annawon and Brian Weeden provided an honoring in Wôpanâôt8âôk (Wampanoag language). This opening was ac...



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