KERA-Dallas to Air Bearer of the Morning

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

Release Date: November 13, 2018

DALLAS -- Chickasaw Nation Productions Bearer of the Morning: The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher will be aired on KERA-Dallas. The story follows the life of Mary “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher as she embraces the Chickasaw tradition of storytelling and transforms herself into the world-renowned performer, Te Ata.

KERA-Dallas will air Bearer of the Morning: The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher at 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, and at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18.

By studying and performing traditional Native American stories, Te Ata worked to help overturn negative stereotypes and advocate for the preservation of indigenous American cultures. Te Ata kept her Chickasaw heritage close to her heart and shared the unique story and spirit of the Chickasaw people.

In this one-hour documentary, discover how this dynamic Chickasaw woman successfully navigated the social, geographic and cultural distances to become one of the most successful Native American performers in history.

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Chickasaw Outpost is offering a 20 percent discount for the theatrical release Te Ata and Bearer of the Morning: The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher DVDs and Blu-rays Nov. 1-30.

To purchase the documentary in DVD or Blu-Ray format, visit

Educational curriculum for elementary and secondary students to learn more about Mary “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher, and the role she played in shaping the Chickasaw Nation and the United States of America can also be downloaded at To learn more about the Chickasaw Nation, visit

Dates and Times of KERA-Dallas airings:

KERA-Dallas- 10 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15

KERA-Dallas- 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov 18

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