Production has finished on a new Cherokee language animated series pilot episode created through a partnership between the Cherokee Nation, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, and FireThief Productions, an independent film company responsible for the Emmy-winning “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” TV program.
Life has been turned upside down because of the coronavirus, to say the least, and the same rings true for film. For Native filmmakers, one new challenge during COVID-19 is producing and maintaining authenticity in storytelling.
Preserving the Cherokee language and growing the number of Cherokee speakers are critical to our tribe’s future. My administration and I view this as a top priority. Over the past year, we have enhanced our current language programs and expanded into new areas.
A virtual Sequoyah High School graduation ceremony is being held Friday after careful planning and consideration by Cherokee Nation Public Health, Cherokee Nation Administration and Education Services.
As the COVID-19 global health crisis continues, Cherokee Nation announced today it is postponing the 15th annual Cherokee Art Market until 2021. The market was originally slated to run Oct. 10-11 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
The Cherokee Nation is establishing a new language department that will directly oversee the tribe’s Cherokee Immersion School, a team of translators and the Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program.
The Cherokee Nation has installed 16 new bee pollinator homes in the tribe’s heirloom garden in Tahlequah as part of a new initiative by First Lady January Hoskin to boost the population of pollinators while improving the environment.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced today members of the At-Large Advisory Committee to guide his administration on ways to better connect with Cherokee citizens living outside the tribe’s 14-county reservation.
Two Confederate monuments were lifted by crane and removed from the Cherokee Nation Capitol Square in Tahlequah Saturday as directed by Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., who observed from a few feet away.
We did a quick social-distance Q&A with Josh Mindemann, the first place winner in the shorts category. Learn about his inspiration for “Wiped Out“, a short satiric nature mockumentary on toilet paper. If you haven’t seen it yet, we highly recommend checking it out!
You’ve gotta see these! The video submissions are rolling in and we’re cracking up or finding ourselves close to tears. Give yourself a break and take some time to watch the short film submissions for the OklaHomies Short Film Contest.
Have you heard about the OklaHomies Short Film Contest? While you’re at home and practicing social distancing, you can make a movie from your smartphone, no camera gear or experience required and cash prizes could be yours.
The Cherokee Nation Film Office is currently accepting submissions for the OklaHomies Short Film Contest. It’s fun and easy, with no camera gear or experience required. Make a movie from your smartphone and you could win a $300 Visa gift card! The short films will be judged by professional producers and directors.
As we all work to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cherokee Nation Film Office, along with our sponsors Oklahoma Film and Music Office, and Tulsa Office of Film Music Arts & Culture would like to offer our fellow Oklahomans a break from all the stress, with a chance to make your own movie!
With the increasing spread of COVID-19, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. declared March 16 a state of emergency in the Cherokee Nation as the tribe works to keep employees, citizens and community members safe.
The Cherokee National Historical Society Board of Directors has selected Cherokee Nation citizen Paul Buckner as the new interim-executive director of the Cherokee Heritage Center, effective immediately.
The Cherokee Nation Film Office invites you to “Coffee and Conversation,” your chance to grab a coffee and learn about current film bills and the state of Oklahoma’s budding film industry with special guests Oklahoma House Representative Jason Dunnington, author of House Bill 3921, and Bryan Warner, Deputy Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Thanks to a state rebate program, which was doubled by the state legislature last year, Oklahoma’s film industry has experienced tremendous growth and continues to be recognized as a burgeoning market for film and television production.
There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about what our work means for the next seven generations. What we do today will not only affect my children and grandchildren, but it will also leave a lasting impact that will be felt for generations to come. That’s why empowering youth is a priority for my administration.
With an eye toward ensuring our people would still have access to these hardy, historic heirlooms, the Cherokee Nation took action by opening a tribal seed bank. Begun in 2006, the seed bank has steadily grown and widened its scope. In the decade since, our heirloom seed program has reinvigorated the traditional crops that came across the Trail of Tears with our ancestors to Indian Territory.
Now celebrating its first full year of successful operation, CNFO is blazing trails never before seen in Indian Country. The film industry in Oklahoma is poised for growth. We are centrally located. We have four seasons across six different eco-systems. All that and we remain an affordable place to shoot television and movie projects, with tax incentives to attract projects to our state.
Area students have the opportunity to spend an interactive day learning about the Cherokee arts, language and lifestyles of the 1890s at the Cherokee Heritage Center during Indian Territory Days on March 26-27.
The Cherokee Nation is the first tribe in the United States to receive an invitation to deposit its traditional heirloom seeds to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a long-term seed storage facility housed deep inside a mountain on a remote island in Norway.
Cherokee Nation is expanding cultural and educational opportunities at its museum locations with the addition of several new interactive programs in the new year. New programming includes make-and-take activities, artist demonstrations, story time and more.
Two short documentaries from Cherokee Nation’s Emmy award-winning series, “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People,” have been named finalists in the Short Documentary category at the 13th annual LA SKINS FEST, presented by COMCAST NBC UNIVERSAL.
The “Nanyehi” short film is being showcased at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum on Nov. 2. The screening is offered as part of the annual tribute to Will Rogers, hosted by the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club.
The Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program is now accepting applications. The two-year language program is centered on a group language immersion experience and only accepts a limited number of applications each year.
Cherokee Nation is working to help transform the way Native American history is presented in classrooms. The tribe is one of many contributing to the National Museum of the American Indian’s national education initiative, Native Knowledge 360 Degrees.
Three Cherokee Nation citizens will receive the distinction of Cherokee National Treasure for their work in preserving and promoting Cherokee art and culture during the 67th Annual Cherokee National Holiday Awards Banquet on Thursday.
Cherokee Nation citizen Vance McSpadden and tennis doubles partner Ron Cox helped Team USA capture the Gordon Trophy as part of the annual international seniors tennis competition between Canada and the United States.
Season five of “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” debuts April 7, bringing even more documentary-style profiles on the people, places, heritage, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation and the Cherokee people.
The producers of Cherokee Nation’s Emmy award-winning documentary series, “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People,” have been selected to screen their short films at several major film festivals in 2019.
“Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” is a new monthly, 30-minute news magazine-style program featuring the people, places, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” is hosted by Emmy-winning journalist and Cherokee Nation citizen Jennifer Loren, a former longtime anchor at KOTV, News on 6.