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This Vietnam Veterans Day, "Native Oklahoma" Shares Veterans' Stories

This Vietnam Veterans Day, "Native Oklahoma" Shares Veterans' Stories

Press release courtesy of OETA -- The Oklahoma Network

OETA presents a new look at the experiences of Native American Vietnam Veterans Monday, March 30, at 10pm; Encore Thursday, April 2, at 7:30pm

Including stories from the Cherokee, Osage, Comanche, Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes, Native Oklahoma: Vietnam Veterans features first-hand accounts of combat veterans who served in the conflict sharing their experiences both during service and after returning to a country deeply divided by the war.

Expertly produced for broadcast by the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe, specifically CATV 47 Producer/Editor Randy Burleson and Host/Video Journalist Darrin Brown, Native Oklahoma shines the spotlight on and honors often overlooked Native veterans.

“The partnership between OETA and the tribes was critical in bringing these stories of our history to life,” stated Dan Schiedel, OETA executive director. "Another invaluable partner to Native Oklahoma was The Oklahoma Humanities Council, an organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing Oklahoma culture, education and community."

Native Oklahoma is a first-of-its-kind joint television project between OETA and Oklahoma Indian tribes. Native culture, history, song, dance and values are featured with stories submitted from the Cherokee, Osage, Comanche, Cheyenne and Arapaho nations.

Native Oklahoma: Native Vietnam Veterans will also be available online at videos.oeta.tv.

OETA consistently engages Oklahomans across the state with educational and public television programming, outreach initiatives and online features that collectively encourage lifelong learning. Explore www.oeta.tv for more information about local productions, community resources and show schedules.