Kelso Longview Television Inc. to air Chickasaw Nation films

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

Release Date: March 18, 2022

Chickasaw Nation Productions’ feature film “Pearl” and documentary “Bearer of the Morning: The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher” from the Chickasaw Heritage Series will be shown on KLTV in Longview, Washington.

All airings will be on Comcast Channel 28, which is the Education Channel. For more information, visit

View times for “Pearl”:

Saturday, March 19 at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 24 at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 26 at 12:30 p.m., Monday, March 28 at noon, Wednesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, and March 31 at 3 p.m.

View times for “Bearer of the Morning: The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher”:

Friday, March 18 at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 20 at noon, Thursday, March 24 at 6 p.m., Friday, March 25 at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 27 at noon, Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 30 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, March 31 at 11 a.m.


Set in 1920s rural Oklahoma,“Pearl” is based on the remarkable true story of Chickasaw aviatrix, Pearl Carter Scott – the youngest licensed pilot in American history. Mentored by world-renowned aviator Wiley Post, Pearl first pilots a plane at the age of 12 and becomes a commercial pilot and local celebrity before she reaches adulthood. As she finds love and becomes a wife and mother, her two greatest passions collide.

“Bearer of the Morning: The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher”

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.

By studying and performing traditional First 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 First American performers in history.

Chickasaw curriculum

“Bearer of the Morning: The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher” has been incorporated into online curricula produced by the Chickasaw Nation for elementary and secondary school levels. This and other lessons are available to home-school and public school educators by visiting

These lessons include reference materials and photographs presented much like a textbook and will be of interest to anyone looking to dig deeper into the history and culture of the Chickasaw people.

Every lesson of the Chickasaw Nation curriculum is aligned with Oklahoma academic standards as outlined by the Oklahoma State Department of Education social studies guide.

Areas of study include history, social studies, geography and government. Students who dive into these studies will develop skills, including reading, writing, critical thinking, test taking and artistic creation.

Each lesson is complete with its own lesson plan, reading material, discussion questions, student activity and reference list for convenience. This material can be easily incorporated into any educational setting.