Give Voice to Your Heritage
Oklahoma has the third highest Native population in the United States. Our state flag honors more than 60 tribes and their ancestors. 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. This initiative will assist in establishing Oklahoma's Native history as an essential part of American history.
Submit your stories, photos and videos at www.oeta.tv to help reveal the diversity of your contemporary Native experience and the resilience of Native people and culture.
A content rich project Web site also features exclusive content including user-submitted videos, photos and stories, educator resources and videos exploring contemporary topics such as language revitalization efforts, Native enterprise and tribal sovereignty.
Plans for this statewide outreach effort include local story collection events, high school and college educational projects and screenings of We Shall Remain and an original OETA production Stateline: The People.
OETA has developed comprehensive online resources to assist with the story collection effort, including an online story tool where users can submit videos, typed stories and photos. Stories submitted online will be inserted into a national database managed by PBS. Visit www.oeta.tv for more information.
OETA is also accepting stories via regular mail at OETA/We Shall Remain, 7403 North Kelley Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, 74303.
Give voice to your heritage. Share your Native experience with OETA and the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.