Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People

Meet Cheyenne McKinney whose successful career as a champion boxer has led to her next career move in the sports world. She tells us how her love of boxing and passion for helping the Greenwood community, also known as Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma have come together in coaching the next generation. When it comes to preventing addiction, there are some special people serving on the front lines. Cherokee Nation Prevention Specialist Coleman Cox is one of those people and he says community change...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #703

Saturday, August 20 at 6:30 pm on 12.2

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  • Sunday, August 21 at 1:00 am on 12.2

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This docuseries features the culture, history and language of the Cherokee Nation, the largest federally recognized tribe in the US with more than 380,000 citizens. Cherokee history and culture are featured with stories such as turtle shell shakers, buffalo grass dolls and basket weaving. Also featuured are the lives of Cherokee people today; a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilot, scuba diving with wounded warriors and searching for Bigfoot in the foothills of the Cherokee Nation. These are the voices of the Cherokee people.