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OSIYO, VOICES OF THE CHEROKEE PEOPLE

“Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” is a groundbreaking series inviting you to discover the rich tradition and compelling modern advancement of the Cherokee people told through a documentary lens. The docuseries show 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 come alive in our half-hour episodes featuring stories such as turtle shell shakers, buffalo grass dolls and basket weaving. Come along for adventures that feature the exciting lives of Cherokee people today. Fly with a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilot, go scuba diving with wounded warriors and search for Bigfoot in the foothills of the Cherokee Nation. These are the voices of the Cherokee people.

In Each Episode

CULTURE

Authentic and engaging short documentaries on Cherokee culture keepers and traditions.

MOVEMENT

Cherokees with unique stories who are making a difference in the world today.

HISTORY

Learn our unique history, told through the lens of Cherokee historians.

LANGUAGE

Learn words and phrases in The Cherokee language in quick, digestible lessons.

Awards and Press Releases

Awards

HEARTLAND REGIONAL EMMY® AWARDS 

Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People has been nominated for more than 30 Heartland Regional Emmy® Awards and has been awarded nine. 

2020 Heartland Regional Emmy® Award: INFORMATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL – PROGRAM/SERIES/SPECIAL – Osiyo, Voices of The Cherokee People, Episode 508 

2020 Heartland Regional Emmy® Award: INFORMATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL – FEATURE/SEGMENT – A Pow Wow Education

2020 Heartland Regional Emmy® Award: MAGAZINE PROGRAM – PROGRAM/SERIES/SPECIAL – Osiyo, Voices of The Cherokee People, Episode 510 

2020 Heartland Regional Emmy® Award: MAGAZINE PROGRAM – FEATURE/SEGMENT – Driven To The Sky, US Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot Nicole Webber

2017 Heartland Regional Emmy® Award: Best Director, Jeremy Charles

2017 Heartland Regional Emmy® Award: Best Narration, Jennifer Loren

2016 Heartland Regional Emmy® Award: Best Arts and Entertainment Program, Artists episode

2016 Heartland Regional Emmy® Award: Best Historical/Cultural Program Segment, Andy Payne and The Great American Footrace of 1928

2015 Heartland Regional Emmy® Award: Best Documentary, The Remember the Removal Ride

 

TELLY AWARDS – We have won numerous Telly Awards for directing, writing, production and more.

FILM FESTIVALS – Many of our individual short documentaries have been featured and won awards in film festivals around the world.

Press Releases

Cherokee Nation debuts season 6 of “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cherokee history and culture come alive in groundbreaking docuseries TAHLEQUAH, Okla.— Cherokee Nation’s “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” was recently recognized with four Heartland Regional Emmy Awards during a virtual reception on Saturday, July 25. “We’re beyond grateful for this recognition and are so appreciative to have such an amazing team working to make this show

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“Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” recognized with four Heartland Regional Emmy Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAHLEQUAH, Okla.— Cherokee Nation’s “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” was recently recognized with four Heartland Regional Emmy Awards during a virtual reception on Saturday, July 25. “We’re beyond grateful for this recognition and are so appreciative to have such an amazing team working to make this show a success,” said Jennifer Loren, executive producer and host.

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“Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” debuts Season 5 on April 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TULSA, Okla. – 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 power of storytelling is deeply engrained in Cherokee culture, and nothing is more powerful than having the opportunity to tell

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“Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” showcasing special features at major film festivals nationwide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAHLEQUAH, Okla.— 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. What began as a monthly, 30-minute news magazine-style program in February 2015 has morphed into a weekly show and reshaped the way the tribe shares

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Cherokee Nation filmmakers nominated for Best Short Documentary at 13th annual LA SKINS FEST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAHLEQUAH, Okla.— 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. “Film is a powerful tool in Native storytelling. It provides an engaging way of sharing who we are in

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Cherokee Nation launches monthly program highlighting people, places, history and culture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The story of the Cherokee Nation is one of strength, heartache, survival and resilience, and its culture is among the richest, most vibrant and storied in all of Indian Country. Now, those stories are being shared with the world. “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” is a new monthly, 30-minute news magazine-style program featuring

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Where to Watch

Digital Streaming

Besides watching all seasons and segments on our website, you can watch us on the most popular platforms like YouTube and Facebook Watch.

OsiyoTV on YouTube

Subscribe to our YouTube channel and never miss an episode. Get alerts for bonus show content and episode premieres.

OsiyoTV on Facebook Watch

Our Facebook Watch channel is available with full episodes and many individual segments for binging and sharing.

Broadcast Television

Sundays
3:30 pm

Oklahoma statewide PBS channel.

Sundays
12:00 pm

Arkansas statewide PBS channel.

Cable
Television

Check local cable listings or visit FNX.org.

Thursdays
7:00 pm

Saturdays
10:30 am

Sundays
9:00 am

Tulsa area public access television.

Mondays
12:30 pm

Joplin, Missouri

Sundays
9:00 am

Joplin, Missouri

Distribution Info

  • 5+ EVERGREEN SEASONS (includes 60 episodes)
  • EPISODE RUN TIME :28 MINUTES (includes 200+ short docs)
  • CHEROKEE
  • DOCUMENTARY
  • HISTORY
  • LANGUAGE
  • CULTURE
  • EDUTAINMENT

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MEET THE TALENT

JENNIFER LOREN

HOST

Jennifer Loren, a Cherokee Nation citizen, is an Emmy- award winning journalist and filmmaker. She is co-creator, executive producer, host and a director. Jennifer has been nominated for more than 30 Emmys and has been awarded 10 of those.

Media Requests

Contact

Questions, comments, high-res photo or interview requests?

info@osiyo.tv

+1 (918) 384-7420

 

Download EPK

Download our latest electronic press kit PDF here.