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Elders Speak

3 Seasons • 11 Episodes
"Elders Speak" explores the sharing of stories across generations in an intimate fireside setting.


12 Episodes

A Foundation of Family

S3 • E4
Chickasaw elders sit around a crackling fire at Kullihoma to discuss the role that family plays in their lives.

Our Culture Survives

S3 • E3
Host Lisa Billy sits around the fire with Chickasaw elders, as they share the history of their childhood education.

First Social Network

S3 • E2
Chickasaw elders have a special and sacred relationship with the church and many of their earliest memories centered around church life.


S3 • E1
Chickasaw elders sit around the fire and share stories of their childhood and past with the next generation of Chickasaw citizens.


S2 • E4
Chickasaw elders share their memories of childhood and young adulthood with curious Chickasaw youth.

Ghost Stories

S2 • E3
Gathered around a glowing fire, Chickasaw elders share their memories of spooky tales, ghost stories and things that go bump in the night.


S2 • E2
Chickasaw elders share memories with their grandchildren, recount their childhoods and pass down lessons they learned from their own grandparents.

Back in the Day

S2 • E1
On the grounds of Kullihoma around a crackling fire, Chickasaw grandparents share stories from their lives with their grandchildren.


S1 • E4
Chickasaw elders recount their experiences serving their country during wartime.


S1 • E3
Six elders talk about the Chickasaw past and the women who served as their role models.

Mike Larsen Portraits

S1 • E2
Four elders discuss their life experiences and their depiction in a series of elder portraits by acclaimed Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen.

Elders Speak Premiere

S1 • E1
We honor our elders for their knowledge, wisdom, history and experience. In an intimate fireside setting, hear their priceless stories.


12 Videos

First Look: A Foundation of Family – Happyland

One Chickasaw elder reminisces about visits to Happyland, Oklahoma, during his youth for rough and tumble games of stickball.

First Look: A Foundation of Family – Extended Family

Within the Chickasaw community, stories of close-knit, extended families are a shared experience among many elders.

First Look: A Foundation of Family – Hide and Seek

A Chickasaw elder recalls many fond memories playing hide and seek in the forest and inside, but one instance was particularly harrowing.

First Look: Our Culture Survives – A Childhood Move

1m 30s
Chickasaw elder Sherry Nail shares her childhood experience of moving to Dallas as part of the federal government relocation program.

First Look: Our Culture Survives – Childhood Sports

In this upcoming episode of Elders Speak, Chickasaw elders share childhood stories of playing football. The full episode debuts September 2.

First Look: Our Culture Survives

Watch this First Look of the new Elders Speak episode, "Our Culture Survives," debuting September 2.

First Look: First Social Network - Church Traditions

Elders from the Chickasaw Nation discuss some traditional church practices in this trailer for the upcoming Elders Speak episode.

First Look: First Social Network - Schools

These Chickasaw Nation elders share stories about the important institutions that supported their tribe, like church and school.

First Look: First Social Network

Chickasaw elders share their memories about church and community in this First Look at an all-new episode of Elders Speak.

First Look: Kullihoma - Technology

For Chickasaw elders, Kullihoma evokes memories of a time before the internet and mobile phones.

First Look: Kullihoma

See a First Look of the new Elders Speak episode, "Kullihoma."

First Look: Elders Speak

Experience a first look at the brand-new series "Elders Speak."