Episode 302

Meet Cherokee Nation citizens across the country: scuba dive with wounded warriors in Puerto Rico, learn about the Native fashion designer who revolutionized the art scene in the Southwestern U.S., and visit with generations of family singers in the heart of the Cherokee Nation.

Learn about the far reaching impact of the Dawes Commission in the Cherokee Almanac, and practice speaking Cherokee words and phrases in the language lesson.



Diving with Wounded Warriors

Cherokee Nation citizen John Thompson’s lifelong love of the water led him to create a scuba diving nonprofit organization benefiting the lives of disabled veterans.

The Girty Family: Singing Cherokee Heritage

For generations, the Girty family of Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, has shared and passed down Cherokee songs.

Lloyd Kiva New: Pioneering Native Fashion

An innovative artist and entrepreneur, Lloyd Kiva New was the first major Native fashion designer, who also revolutionized Native arts education. He was also a Cherokee Nation citizen.

Cherokee Almanac: The Dawes Commission

The Dawes Act of 1887 changed the lives of Native Americans forever and established the standards for enrollment in the Cherokee Nation.

Let's Talk Cherokee

Learn to speak key words and phrases in the Cherokee language with speaker Anna Sixkiller and Cherokee  Immersion Charter School students. This month, learn the words to ask “How are you?” and the replies “I am good,” “I am okay” and “I am not good.”