Emmy-winning show “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” debuts season 4


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Join Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker for one of three special screenings of the Cherokee Nation’s Emmy-winning show “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People.”

The special screenings highlight moving and memorable stories about Cherokee people, places, history and culture from the upcoming season. Later this spring the show will premiere statewide on OETA, in northeast Oklahoma on RSU-TV and on affiliates in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri.

Each event includes a meet and greet with Cherokee Nation dignitaries, host and executive producer Jennifer Loren and the show’s creators, directors and producers prior to the screening. Viewers will enjoy screenings of special director’s cuts of upcoming personal documentaries and historical pieces, along with a Q&A session with those who help bring the show into homes every week.

Hear about the new weekly format while enjoying popcorn or hors d'oeuvres and receive an eco-friendly aluminum water bottle courtesy of the Cherokee Nation Fish and Wildlife Association.

Screenings are open to the public and free to attend. Dates and times are as follows.

WHEN / WHERE:         Tuesday, March 13
                                        Roxy Theater
                                        220 W. Okmulgee Ave., Muskogee 
                                        5:00 Meet and greet; 6 p.m. screening

                                        Wednesday, March 14
                                        Chesapeake Oklahoma Theater
                                        Oklahoma Hall of Fame at Gaylord-Pickens Museum
                                        1400 Classen Dr., OKC
                                        5:00 Meet and greet; 5:30 p.m. screening

                                       Thursday, March 15
                                       Circle Cinema
                                      10 S. Lewis Ave, Tulsa
                                      5:00 Meet and greet; 6 p.m. screening


Featured stories include:

Brad Eubanks, The Man They Call Fuel - He's a single father working a nine to five at the Cherokee Nation, but outside of work he dominates in the wrestling ring and it’s all for a good cause. Brad is a model employee, but “Fuel” is a wrestling superstar like you’ve never met.

Martha Berry, Leading a Beadwork Revival - Martha Berry has played a vital role in reviving the practice of Southeastern style beadwork that was nearly lost after Trail of Tears. Learn how her journey in search of knowledge and artistry helped lead to a renaissance of Cherokee and southeastern beadwork.

Crosslin Smith, The Old Ways - He's a Cherokee traditionalist and a bearer of knowledge and culture. Amid a backdrop of the elements important to traditional medicine and ceremonies, Crosslin Smith tells us about “the old ways” and shares a part of his life's story.

Where the Red Fern Grows, A Cherokee Legacy – It’s one of the most iconic childhood movies ever. Where the Red Fern Grows is a coming of age story about a boy and his two coon dogs, set and filmed in Cherokee and Adair counties at a time when life was simple and family values were at a premium. Learn more about Cherokee author Wilson Rawls and meet Cherokee Nation citizens who and others who were part of the 1974 movie, as they give behind the scenes insight to the classic novel brought to life in the hills of the Cherokee Nation. 

The State of Sequoyah - Even today, the differences between eastern and western Oklahoma are sometimes stark, but why? Many may not know Oklahoma was actually first proposed as two states – the state of Oklahoma and the all-Indian state of Sequoyah. Learn how the proposal was made and why it ultimately failed, but also how the proposed state of Sequoyah ultimately left a permanent mark on the state we call home.

Established in 2015 and hosted by Cherokee Nation citizen and Emmy-winning journalist Jennifer Loren, “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” features documentary-style profiles on the people, places, heritage, history and culture of the Cherokee people.

Cherokee Nation News Release

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