Exciting New Show! Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown February 18th, 2015 Last Updated on: February 18th, 2015

The Cherokee Nation has been working on a new monthly television program, Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People, and the first episode is now available! These 30-minute programs will air in northeast Oklahoma television markets and online at www.Osiyo.TV.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker talks a bit more about the show's mission:

The show will profile Cherokees who are excelling in their fields, carrying on tribal traditions, preserving our culture or protecting our sovereignty. We’ll feature young people becoming fluent in speaking Cherokee, so that our language survives. You’ll meet elders who are some of the last of their generation to create their signature art and textiles, but feel compelled to share their knowledge with others. We’ll introduce you to a professional bull rider, a nationally ranked bass fisherman and a professional mixed martial arts fighter, all of whom are Cherokee. We’ll take you to some of our most beautiful and historic sites, like Natural Falls and the Saline Courthouse, Dwight Mission and the Illinois River, Cherokee Nation Civil War sites, and the many beautiful lakes Cherokee Nation is home to.

In the first episode, host Jennifer Loren's explores her Cherokee Heritage with the help of Cherokee Nation genealogists. The artwork of Roy Boney, Jr. and the story of legendary Cherokee Ned Christie are also featured in the first episode.

Rounding out the production team are director Jeremy Charles (Cherokee) and Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Creek). Sounds like a great group of people are behind the series, so we should be seeing some stellar programs in the near future!

For more information, please visit http://osiyo.tv/.

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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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John GrosVenod

I’m so thankful for this, step of leadership
An example for other Nations and Tribes
A reminder of the series…..”We Shall Remain…..”

Arnold Winfield

Jennifer; My (%) th great grand father was Richard Fields
My g. grand father was Henry Clay Fields and my grand father was James Laffette Fields.my family home was around Salina ok. my grand father and his children are on the Dawes roll.my mother Cherokee Rose Fields had her Indian allotment
near pryor. Henrys wife was a Rogers..i know the Rogers and the Fields were related (Will Rogers)

would love to meet and share our family ties.918-254-0007.

Running Doe

o,siyo wado for this, for I recall my grand parents telling me about all the things our Cherokee natives had to go thru, wado much for sharing

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