Episode 108

Take a journey with “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” as we follow a Tahlequah native pursuing a modeling career in NYC, discover what motivates a gourd artist to create one-of-a-kind works and hear from a radio show host plugging the Cherokee language into mainstream media.



Artist Verna Bates, Sowing the Seeds of Cherokee Culture

Gourd artist Verna Bates unmasks the history and inspiration behind her award winning gourd masks and the special relationships in her life.

Model Colby Brittain, Big Dreams in the Big Apple

19-year old Cherokee fashion model Colby Brittain is signed by an elite modeling agency in New York City. OsiyoTV talks with him about life in the fashio capitol of the U.S.

Dennis Sixkiller, Giving Cherokee Elders a Voice

Cherokee Speaker and radio host Dennis SIxkiller keeps the Cherokee language alive with his weekly radio show, echoing the words and songs of our elders throughout Cherokee country.

Cherokee Almanac: The Cherokee Outlet and Land Rush of 1893

Learn how the Cherokee Nation’s connection to the largest land run in U.S. history.

Let's Talk Cherokee

Learn to speak key phrases of the Cherokee language with Dr. Candessa Tehee.