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The story of Native Oklahoma, its past, present and future is woven throughout the Oklahoma landscape, deeply embedded in the rich tapestry of our state identity and culture. Inspired by American Experience's compelling We Shall Remain series, OETA has launched We Shall Remain Oklahoma, a statewide Native story collection effort. By sharing your experience with the world, your stories and identity will be preserved for future generations. Become a part of this national “story circle:” one that will never break if Oklahoma’s Native people share their stories.
Submit your stories, photos and videos to reveal the diversity of your contemporary Native experience and the resilience of Native people and culture using our simple StoryShare tool.
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Visit We Shall Remain’s content rich project Web site, featuring exclusive series clips and web extras, educator resources and videos exploring contemporary topics such as language revitalization efforts, Native enterprise and tribal sovereignty. Plus, learn about the ReelNative project.
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We Shall Remain is the groundbreaking miniseries produced by American Experience. Shown in five distinct films, airing April 13-May 11 on OETA, the series shows how Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture — from the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. We Shall Remain represents an unprecedented collaboration between Native and non-Native filmmakers and involves Native advisors and scholars at all levels of the project.
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American Indians have endured countless challenges over the past several hundred years. Today’s successes are a testimony to the enduring strength and vitality of Indian peoples and cultures. The American Indian Cultural Center & Museum will create awareness among all people of the history, culture, experience and contribution of American Indians. In collaboration and partnership with the American Indian tribes and nations, the museum will communicate the story of journey from ancestral homelands; nurture the creation of traditional cultural arts and their contemporary expression, and facilitate the ongoing documentation and discussion of American Indian peoples’ history and culture.
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