November is Native American Heritage Month

Because this month is “Native American Heritage Month,” the city plans to broadcast several movies over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend on COX Channel 20 and on the City's streaming Internet service 

FIRST ENCOUNTER - Friday 11/25/2022 at 6:00.

First Encounter explores the actions taken by Chickasaws in 1540 during their first contact with Europeans. The documentary highlights the encounters, struggles, and perseverance of the Chickasaw people throughout Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto’s attempted conquest. It was the first European contact for the Chickasaw, but perhaps the most important and set the standard by which the tribe remained for centuries and remains today - “unconquered and unconquerable.” 

Followed by: “Bearer of the Morning”:   Friday 11/25/2022 at 8:00 PM.

Born in small-town Oklahoma, Mary Thompson Fisher, later known as “Te Ata,” was determined to pursue her passion as a performer. Supported by her undeniable charisma and oratorical talent, Te Ata entertained and enlightened audiences across the world, including royalty and statesmen.

Throughout her travels and performances, Te Ata kept her Chickasaw heritage close to heart and shared the unique story and spirit of the Chickasaw people. By studying and performing traditional Native American stories, she overturned negative stereotypes and advocated the preservation of Indigenous American cultures.

As Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby noted, “She is a shining example of the power of artistic expression to change hearts and minds.” In many ways, Te Ata Fisher paved the way for Native Americans on stage and screen and remains a treasured voice for the Chickasaw people.

"PEARL" Will broadcast Saturday at Noon (12:00 PM 11/26/2022), the remarkable true story of Pearl Scott, the youngest licensed pilot in American history.

Set in 1920s rural Oklahoma, Pearl is based on the remarkable true story of Chickasaw aviatrix Pearl Carter Scott –the youngest licensed pilot in American history. Mentored by world-renowned aviator Wiley Post, Pearl first pilots a plane at the age of 12 and becomes a commercial pilot and local celebrity before she reaches adulthood. As she finds love and becomes a wife and mother, her two greatest passions collide.
Followed by:

Pearl Carter Scott: On Top of the World” at 2:00 PM. Saturday 11/26/2022

The true story of Pearl Scott is a documentary on her life.

Tune to COX channel 20, the Nichols Hills Government Channel, or browse on any web browser to watch these broadcasts.


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