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Cherokee Nation citizen Charles Twist has lived in California his entire life. He shares how he has maintained his cultural identity far from Cherokee Nation’s borders and how sharing his heritage is helping others to heal.

Will Rogers’ great-granddaughter, Jennifer Rogers Etcheverry preserves Will’s legacy as well as his sense of humor, as evident in her family’s nut business.

Ty Elliott’s love of language led him to pursue the combat sport of muay thai, then to an undefeated record in the ring and a new career as a trainer.

Learn about the remarkable life of John Rollin Ridge, a newspaper man and poet who made his home in California, where he became the first Native American novelist.

Learn key phrases in the Cherokee language with speaker John Ross and Cherokee immersion school students. This month, the Cherokee words for “June”, “fish”, and “apple”.

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