EPISODE 701

In this episode, we explore the Cherokee language which is sacred to our people but unfortunately, is becoming endangered.  Learn about the extrodinary impact of a special book recognizing our first-launguage speakers. Meet Zebadiah Nofire, a young Cherokee comedian, who keeps us laughing with his love of family, language and stories. Also, listen to Whitney Roach, a Cherokee storyteller and former Miss Cherokee, share her favorite story about the water spider and how it brought the first fire.  In our Cherokee Almanac, we explore the image of Sequoyah, a well-known and beloved figure in Cherokee history who brought literacy to our people. But how much do we really know about him? We take a closer look at the portrait behind nearly every present-day image of Sequoyah.

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IN THIS EPISODE

ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏂᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏓᎾᎵᎮᎵᎬᎢ: ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏂᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏚᎾᏙᎥ ᏗᎪᏪᎵ. The Cherokee Speakers Roll

The Cherokee language is sacred to our people and unfortunately, it’s endangered. Learn about a special book, created to recognize our first-language speakers, that is having a greater impact than ever imagined.

A Fire for the Future: Cherokee Storyteller Whitney Roach

Whitney Roach is a Cherokee storyteller, a former Miss Cherokee and an emerging young leader. She shares with us her favorite Cherokee story about the Water Spider and how it brought the first fire.

Cherokee Comedian Zebadiah Nofire

Meet Zebadiah Nofire, a young Cherokee comedian setting the stage for Native comedy. He uses his love of Cherokee family, language and stories to keep us laughing.

Almanac: Sequoyah’s Lost Portrait

In our Cherokee Almanac, we explore the image of Sequoyah, a well-known and beloved figure in Cherokee history for bringing literacy to our people. But how much do we really know about him? We take a closer look at the portrait behind nearly every present-day image of Sequoyah.

Let's Talk Cherokee

In this Cherokee Language Lesson, we join Uwodi’a and Sinasd as they write syllabary together.