The National Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences recently recognized the Cherokee Nation Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People with six Heartland Regional Emmy Awards.
The tribal cultural television series and short documentaries it includes continue to be recognized with numerous regional, national and international awards for their innovative approach to telling the true stories of the Cherokee people. The show, often referred to as OsiyoTV, is one of the most awarded Indigenous series in the industry.
The 2023 Heartland Regional Emmy Awards brings the series’ total Emmy winners to 22.
“Our talented team is grateful for this and any recognition we receive by proving that there is a space and yearning for indigenously directed content and performance in television and film,” said Jennifer Loren, executive producer and host. “There is an overwhelming amount of truly amazing stories to tell on behalf of the Cherokee people who make a difference and achieve extraordinary things every day.” We are incredibly honored and honored that our tribe and fellow Cherokee people Entrust us to help preserve, share and celebrate those stories with the world.”
This year, OsiyoTV received nine Emmy nominations, including Arts/Entertainment, Cultural Documentary, Environment/Science, History/Culture, Magazine, Community Issues, Information/Education, and Human Interest, for episodes that aired during its seventh season.
Since the premiere in 2015 Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People has brought alive hundreds of Cherokees past and present. The first series of its kind, hosted and executive-produced by Cherokee Nation citizen, filmmaker and Emmy-winning journalist Jennifer Loren, breaks down barriers and is helping to transform the portrayal of Native Americans by bringing together the rich traditions and compelling modern stories of Native Americans brings in Cherokee people for viewers around the world.
OsiyoTV is available nationally on PBS in Oklahoma and Arkansas, regionally in Tulsa on RSU-TV, in Joplin on NBC and ABC, and on FNX, an all-native programming network in 25 national markets. Funded and produced by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the show is formatted for multiple platforms including osiyo.tv, YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter and more.