In this episode of “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People,” we hear from preeminent Cherokee linguist and teacher Durbin Feeling, who shares how his earliest experiences fed his resolve to keep the Cherokee language alive. Then, OsiyoTV heads to Anaheim, California, where Cherokee Nation citizen Olivia Rains spent the summer pitching professional softball with the O.C. Batbusters. Finally, we go deep in the hills of Cherokee Country with a team searching for evidence of the creature known as Bigfoot.



LIV2WIN, Softball Star Olivia Rains

Softball is serious business to Cherokee Nation citizen Olivia Rains, who left the glory days of high school behind to play professional softball in California. We catch up with her as she looks ahead to college and Big 12 softball at the University of Oklahoma.

The Cherokee Search for Bigfoot

Join OsiyoTV as we journey deep into the hills of the Cherokee Nation in search of the elusive Bigfoot, a creature with roots in Cherokee folklore and legend.

Language Is Everything: The Story of Durbin Feeling, Cherokee Linguist

Cherokee linguist Durbin Feeling is revered by many for his lifetime commitment to saving the Cherokee language. OsiyoTV shares how Feeling has led the effort to ensure Cherokee continues to be written and spoken for generations to come.

Let's Talk Cherokee

Cherokee Charter Immersion School student Hoyt and speaker Betty Frogg teach us the Cherokee way to say “You all come back.”