Bearer of the Morning Documentary Showings

  • "Bearer of the Morning" will be shown daily at 1 p.m. in the Anoli' Theater during our Three Sisters Celebration. 

  • 💲Free & open to the public

Born in small-town Oklahoma, Mary Thompson Fisher, later known as “Te Ata,” was determined to pursue her passion as a performer.  Supported by her undeniable charisma and oratorical talent, Te Ata entertained and enlightened audiences across the world, including royalty and statesmen. Throughout her travels and performances, Te Ata kept her Chickasaw heritage close to heart and shared the unique story and spirit of the Chickasaw people. By studying and performing traditional Native American stories, she overturned negative stereotypes and advocated the preservation of Indigenous American cultures. As Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby noted, “She is a shining example of the power of artistic expression to change hearts and minds.” In many ways, Te Ata Fisher paved the way for Native Americans on stage and screen and remains a treasured voice for the Chickasaw people.

In addition to the daily 1 p.m. showings, the Chickasaw Cultural Center is pleased to host a special Q&A with Jeannie Barbour, creative director, and Rick Thompson, senior producer for the Chickasaw Nation Department of Communications and Community Development, following the film on Saturday, March 24.

Upcoming Events

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