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Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People - Dwight Birdwell, Ryker Sixkiller, Traci Sorell

Dwight Birdwell is a hero to countless people yet he sees himself as just a former strawberry picker from Stilwell, Oklahoma. We hear his story of heroism and the selfless actions that led to him being awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor for his service in the Vietnam War. Stuntman, actor and filmmaker Ryker Sixkiller is a powerhouse in front of and behind the camera. We get a behind-the-scenes look at how he brings Native representation to the big screen. Meet Traci Sorell, an award-winning author whose inclusive writing allows new narratives to take shape and empowers Native children and families to see themselves on the page. In our Cherokee Almanac, we look back on a critical figure in our post Civil War reconstruction history, Principal Chief Lewis Downing. We explore his leadership and how he helped to heal political rifts and unite the Cherokee Nation.

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