Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People tells stories of the people, places, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. The 30-minute program is produced monthly, and will air weekly in local television markets. The program is hosted by Jennifer Loren, Cherokee Nation citizen and Emmy-winning journalist.
Stories of the Cherokee Nation’s people, places, history and culture featured on the big screen
TULSA, OKLAHOMA – “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People,” the Cherokee Nation’s new monthly, 30-minute news magazine-style program will host free public screenings in Tulsa, Muskogee and Vinita starting Sunday, Feb. 22. The program is hosted by Emmy-winning journalist and Cherokee Nation citizen Jennifer Loren, a former longtime anchor at KOTV, News on 6. Dates and times are as follows, and screenings are free and open to the public.
- Sunday, February 22 at 2 p.m. – Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa
- Monday, February 23 at 5 p.m. – Cherokee Nation’s Vinita Health Center, 27371 S. 4410 Rd, Vinita
- Wednesday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m. – Three Rivers Health Center, 1001 S. 41st St. East, Muskogee
Each event will include a meet and greet with host Jennifer Loren and filmmakers Jeremy Charles and Sterlin Harjo, followed by a screening of the program and Q&A session. Free t-shirts, mugs and other promotional items will be given out during the meet and greet.
The program will highlight a variety of aspects of the Cherokee Nation, including historical sites, artwork and artisans, language preservation efforts, young Cherokees who are making a difference in their communities and more. Charles, a Cherokee Nation citizen, and Harjo, a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation, recently teamed up to form Fire Thief Productions, which is overseeing production of the program.
The program will air weekly on KTUL, Tulsa’s Channel 8, RSU-TV and in the Joplin, Mo. and Fayetteville/Fort Smith Ark., markets. Full episodes and exact showtimes can be found online at www.Osiyo.TV.
For more information about the program, or to check listings in your area, visit www.Osiyo.tv.