Cherokee Nation’s popular docuseries Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People is now available nationwide to public media stations through The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). “The power of storytelling is ingrained in Cherokee culture, and there’s something truly remarkable and powerful in having the opportunity to tell our own story in a way that connects people to their very core,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. “It is wonderful that now people across the United States can join us in experiencing that same overwhelming sense of belonging the show offers while celebrating our history, language, culture and values.” Since premiering in 2015, the show has vibrantly featured hundreds of Cherokees from both past and present while bringing the language, rich traditions and compelling modern stories of the Cherokee people to viewers everywhere.
The first-of-its-kind series, hosted and executive produced by Cherokee Nation citizen, filmmaker and Emmy-winning journalist Jennifer Loren, is breaking barriers and helping change how Native Americans are represented.
The tribe’s cultural television series, and the short documentaries within it, continues to be honored with numerous regional, national and international accolades for its innovative approach to sharing the real-life stories of the Cherokee people.
The show, which is often referred to as OsiyoTV, ranks among the most awarded Indigenous-run series in the industry, including 22 Heartland Regional Emmy Awards. “It is really incredible to see our series become nationally syndicated.Read more on deadline.com