Cherokee Nation’s in style docuseries Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee Individuals is now out there nationwide to public media stations by means of The Nationwide Academic Telecommunications Affiliation (NETA).
“The facility of storytelling is ingrained in Cherokee tradition, and there’s one thing really exceptional and highly effective in having the chance to inform our personal story in a approach that connects individuals to their very core,” stated Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. “It’s fantastic that now individuals throughout the US can be a part of us in experiencing that very same overwhelming sense of belonging the present gives whereas celebrating our historical past, language, tradition and values.”
Since premiering in 2015, the present has vibrantly featured lots of of Cherokees from each previous and current whereas bringing the language, wealthy traditions and compelling trendy tales of the Cherokee individuals to viewers in all places. The primary-of-its-kind sequence, hosted and government produced by Cherokee Nation citizen, filmmaker and Emmy-winning journalist Jennifer Loren, is breaking obstacles and serving to change how Native Individuals are represented.
The tribe’s cultural tv sequence, and the brief documentaries inside it, continues to be honored with quite a few regional, nationwide and worldwide accolades for its revolutionary method to sharing the real-life tales of the Cherokee individuals. The present, which is also known as OsiyoTV, ranks among the many most awarded Indigenous-run sequence within the trade, together with 22 Heartland Regional Emmy Awards.
“It’s actually unimaginable to see our sequence turn into nationally syndicated. OsiyoTV will now be out there to lots of of public TV stations throughout the U.S., bringing our genuine Cherokee tales into the residing rooms of thousands and thousands of individuals, a lot of whom have doubtless solely identified inaccurate accounts of Cherokee historical past and nonetheless imagine stereotypes handed on by generations of non-Native media and popular culture references,” stated Jennifer Loren, senior director of Cherokee Movie. “Being on the air regionally for eight seasons, garnering 22 Emmys and now receiving nationwide syndication show that there’s a starvation for brand new and correct portrayals of our individuals and our wealthy tradition and historical past.”
The tv sequence is now out there nationwide to greater than 250 PBS member stations and regionally inside Tulsa on RSU-TV, in addition to on FNX, an all-Native programming community in 25 nationwide markets. The present, which is funded and produced by Cherokee Nation Companies, is formatted for a number of platforms, together with osiyo.television, YouTube, Vimeo, Fb, Twitter and extra.
OsiyoTV is part of Cherokee Movie Productions, which tells genuine Cherokee tales on behalf of the Cherokee Nation, its individuals and its companies by creating, producing, selling and distributing quite a lot of unique content material in movie, tv and different media.
The Nationwide Academic Telecommunications Affiliation is likely one of the nation’s main service organizations strengthening and amplifying public media’s schooling mission. It’s a 501(c)(3) membership group offering management, assist and providers to particular person public media licensees, their affinity teams and the general public media system as a complete.