Twenty Years Ago – Thanksgiving Day, 1995

November 24, 1995 – A band of pilgrims gathered at First Encounter Beach on Cape Cod Massachsetts with Grandfather William Commanda and Frank Decontie of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, and Jose’ Lucero of the Santa Clara Pueblo.

In a circle around the roaring ceremonial fire on the beach, the pilgrims vowed to begin a prayer walk in June of 1995 from the Eastern Door at the Atlantic Ocean to the Western Gate at the Pacific.

“Moses made pilgrimages to the mountain, and Jesus spent forty days in the desert. All throughout history, people have made sacred journeys.” – don Jose’ Matsuwa

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