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The Pilgrim Monument Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony Provincetown Carnival
Sunday, August 12, 2018

As part of my remarks, I included this poem in honor of the First Nation peoples on whose land we stand as we approach the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims in Provincetown Harbor in 1620.

From Cjegktoonupa (Slow Turtle), Supreme Medicine Man of the Wampanoag Nation

I pray

Great Spirit, I offer this tobacco
Mother Earth, I offer this tobacco
Grandmother Moon, I offer this tobacco
Grandfather Sun, I offer this tobacco
I thank you
I offer this tobacco to the four directions
to the east
to the south
to the west
to the north
I thank you for all my relations:
the winged nation
creeping and crawling nation
the four-legged nation
the green and growing nation
and all things living in the water
Honoring the clans:
the deer
the bear
the wolf
the turtle
the snipe
Great Spirit, I offer this tobacco