The Cherokee Word For Water

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Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief in the modern Cherokee Nation, died four years ago, but her legacy still lives on. “The Cherokee Word For Water” is a feature-length film narrative that expound upon work Mankiller was completing and recounts the work that led her to become the first modern female chief. The plot line of the story follows and Cherokee community that uses tradition Cherokee values of loyalty and connection with one another that leads to interdependence. The film is directed by Charlie Soap, Mankiller’s husband.

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