Indigenous Cinema film fest Nov.9th @ Circle Cinema

more information: Sterlin Harjo’s new film Barking Water Before Oklahoma was a red state, it was known as the Land of the Red People, described by the Choctaw phrase Okla Humma. In his sophomore film, Sterlin Harjo takes viewers on a road trip through his own personal Oklahoma, which includes an eclectic mix of [...]

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Accessing Cherokee within your iPhone

Read more from this Tulsa World article at First, make sure your phone is running the latest version of the iOS operating system. If it’s not, connecting your phone to iTunes on your computer will give you a prompt to upgrade. If your phone is upgraded, first click on the gear-shaped “settings” icon on [...]

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In 188 Years, Cherokee Language Goes From Creation to iPad

Cherokee now included on iPhone keyboard By ROBERT EVATT World Staff Writer Read more from this Tulsa World article at Though the fifth-grade class at the Cherokee Nation Immersion School in Tahlequah use computers throughout the school day, their eyes light up when education services staff let them borrow iPhones.  Within seconds they cluster [...]

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Oglala Lakota code talker Clarence Wolf Guts laid to rest

STURGIS — Three rifle volleys echoed through the Hills Tuesday afternoon, bidding farewell to the nation’s last Oglala Lakota code talker. Clarence Wolf Guts, an 86-year-old World War II veteran, was laid to rest in the Black Hills National Cemetery with the Lord’s Prayer and drum beat resonating inside the rock rotunda. A procession of [...]

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Native American Culture Brochure is now available

A new brochure, “Native American Culture; Rich in the Tulsa region” is now available through the Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau and local tribal tourism offices. The brochure was created as an educational and informational piece to inform local citizens and visitors of Tulsa’s rich Native American history and tradition. The three Tulsa regional tribes [...]

Wes Studi to be Honored at Circle Cinema

Acclaimed actor from Oklahoma, Wes Studi, will be honored by the Circle Cinema on Saturday, May 1, with a dedication of a medallion on the Circle’s Oklahoma Walk of Fame.  Activities start at 11am with the dedication, followed by a reception.  Sterlin Harjo, Native American filmmaker from Oklahoma, will read the dedication.  The Circle will [...]

Getting 10,000 Books in to the hands of Native American Teens

via BoingBoing: Young adult author Lorie-Ann Grover sez, “In 2008 and 2009, readergirlz, GuysLitWire, and YALSA orchestrated publishers’ donations of 20,000 new young adult books to hospitalized teens across the country. For 2010, If I Can Read I Can Do Anything has joined forces with these three organizations to drop over 10,000 new YA books, [...]

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YouTube Video of the talk at Ignite Tulsa

My five minutes of fame! Thanks to the entire team at Ignite Tulsa, as well as all the sponsors, the fellow speakers, and everyone who came out and supported us! It was a great night. I was QUITE nervous (and sick!), but I made it through thanks to my wife and daughter who were there to cheer me on.

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cherokee syllabary keyboard helps kids write and learn

Rachel and others at the Cherokee Nation Immersion School are the new keepers of their culture’s fire, carrying into the information age the Cherokee language and its syllabary, created by Sequoyah nearly two centuries ago.

Although the font was created through an agreement between the tribe and Apple Inc. a few years ago, the students have a new tool to help type the language: a keyboard overlay that replaces the letters of the English alphabet with those of the 85-character syllabary.

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march should be a big month for us

well, we’re starting march of RIGHT! ‘got a fresh new email newsletter setup and ready to rock, thanks to mailchimp (hey, subscribe please!), and we’ve got a project set up on indegogo (i won’t mention that we haven’t been accepted yet by kickstarter, or that they’re a great service and you should check them out…maybe [...]

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