Cherokee National Youth Choir

Producer
Cherokee Nation Education Department
Year

This video -- produced by the Cherokee Nation Education Department -- is a sample reel of the Cherokee National Youth Choir, an innovative approach to promoting and encouraging the use of the endangered Cherokee language among its youth while also instilling Cherokee cultural pride. The award-winning choir -— comprised of 40 young Cherokee ambassadors —- has performed in venues across the US, including the Native American Music Awards, Ground Zero, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Native Nations
Citation

Cherokee Nation Education Department. "Cherokee National Youth Choir." Cimarron Sound Lab. Tahlequah, Oklahoma. 2002. Film.

This Honoring Nations "Lessons in Nation Building" video is featured on the Indigenous Governance Database with the permission of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.

Cherokee National Youth Choir
Sample Reel

5th Annual Native American Music Awards
Milwaukee, WI – Sept. 2002

Announcer:

“We have a very special performance in store for you next. This group of 5th through 8th grade children, under the artistic direction of Jamie Geneva and choral direction of Janice Blue, has already performed for many special events including the State of the Nation address. Reflecting the richness of Cherokee pride through music performed in their native language we proudly present to you the Cherokee National Children’s Choir.”

[Applause/Cheering]

[Performance]

[Applause/Cheering]

Ground Zero
New York City, May 2002

[Performance]

[Applause]

[Performance: U.S. National Anthem]

[Applause/cheering]

Audience member:

“Thank you very much.”

Audience member:

“Thank you.”

Dept. of the Interior & The National Mall
Washington D.C. May 2002

[Performance: U.S. National Anthem]

[Performance]

[Credits]

Cherokee National Youth Choir … Video Sample Reel

Cherokee Nation Education Dept. … Cherokee Nation – Tahlequah, OK

Video & Audio Production … Cimarron Sound Lab – Tahlequah, OK

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This video -- produced by the Cherokee Nation Education Department -- is a sample reel of the Cherokee National Youth Choir, an innovative approach to promoting and encouraging the use of the endangered Cherokee language among its youth while also instilling Cherokee cultural pride. The award-…