Episode 206

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Charles Twist, Preserving Cherokee Heritage in the Golden State

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.

Jennifer Rogers Etcheverry, Almond Farmer

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, "The Juggernaut"

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.

Cherokee Almanac: John Rollin Ridge

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.

Let's Talk Cherokee

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”.