Respect for My Culture

Mason Cole

Tom Cole passed on to his son a sense of reverence for the history of the Chickasaws — and started him on a journey back to his ancestral homelands to educate others about this history.


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Mason Cole: Te Ata

Meet Our People – The Enduring Spirit of the Chickasaw Nation
Mason Cole talks about the life of his great aunt, Te Ata.

The Revitalization of a Nation

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Mason Cole explains several of the things that the Chickasaws have done to maintain the power and relevancy of the tribe into the 21st century.

The Value of an Education

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Mason Cole explains what he considers to be the biggest problem facing the education system today.

An Obligation to Make a Difference

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Growing up with legendary storyteller Te Ata inspired Mason Cole to take the mission of educating others.

Educating the Nation About Native Americans

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Despite 100 years of progress, stereotypes about Native Americans and Native American life still run rampant through many parts of the country.