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Women’s History Month: Heitkamp and Tester Highlight #NativeHERoes, Indian Country Today, March 10, 2016

10 Native Actors and Films That Should Have ‘Snagged’ the Oscar, Indian Country Today, Feb. 27, 2016

The Thespian: Five Acts of Kimberly Norris-Guerrero, The Colville Tribal Tribune, Feb. 11, 2016

Best Bets, The Bainbridge Island Review, Jan. 28, 2016

'Cherokee Word for Water' screenings set for next week in four communities, Peninsula Daily News, Jan. 23, 2016

PT Film Fest offers 3 free films this winterPort Townsend Leader, Jan. 20, 2016

‘The Cherokee Word for Water’ voted top American Indian filmTahlequah Daily Press, Nov. 6, 2015

The Cherokee Word for Water screening set for San Francisco, Muskogee Daily Phoenix, Nov. 3, 2015

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November, Sacramento Press, Nov. 1, 2015

The Cherokee Word for Water, Cowboys & Indians, October 2015

Film Events, The Spokesman-Review, Sept. 18, 2015

'Walking Dead' fans helped fund documentary on Cherokee leader, Tulsa World, July 15, 2015

After music and arts resurgence, is film next in line to take off in Tulsa?, Tulsa World, May 4, 2015

5 to Find: Movies recently filmed in northeastern Oklahoma, Tulsa World, April 22, 2015

Advocacy group wants woman on $20 bill; Mankiller a top contenderTahlequah Daily Press, April 9, 2015

Gale Anne Hurd Talks Mankiller, ComicBook, March 11, 2015

Broadcast premiere, public screenings for locally produced film, Tulsa World, Feb. 27, 2015

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Remembering Wilma: The Cherokee Word For Water

Wilma Mankiller, the first modern woman chief of the Cherokee Nation, died four years ago this spring, but thanks to a determined effort by her family, friends and the communities she spent her life advocating for, her legacy lives on in film.

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 OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – The new film entitled, “The Cherokee Word for Water: A Journey that Transformed a Nation” was one of the most important projects the late Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation Wilma Mankiller began before her sad and untimely passing. 

Tulsa People Magazine

Gadugi is a Cherokee word that refers to people and communities coming together to help finish a project or task.

Native Times

Wilma Mankiller celebrated during film’s Okla. premiere

Movie now playing.

Channel 8 - ABC (KTUL Tulsa)

A movie honoring the life of former Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller opens in theaters this weekend.

Tulsa World

New film shows pivotal moment in Tribe's history

University of Tulsa

TU talking about the "The Cherokee Word For Water" premiere.

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Oklahoma-produced 'The Cherokee Word for Water' playing at Tulsa, Tahlequah theaters

Great Day Green Country

The Cherokee Word for Water is a feature-length motion picture that tells the story of the work that led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation.



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