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A new Miss Sherman has been crowned!

Sharolyn Marshall, 16, is set to reign as Miss Sherman for the 2014-15 year.
Photo by Frank Blanquet, FNX Producer/Director

Sharolyn Marshall of Arizona's Hualapai and Havasupai Tribes was crowned on Friday, April 18 as the 2014-15 Miss Sherman. She won against seven other young ladies who were also vying for the title.

The 16-year-old junior is an athlete who plays a number of sports including softball and basketball for the all-Native American Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, Calif. She said she looks up to newly inducted WNBA player, Shoni Schimmel (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla), as an inspiration.

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FNX | First Nations Experience is now airing on Cheyenne and Arapaho Television!

FNX Interim Tribal Liaison Terria Smith (Desert Cahuilla) with CATV 47 Content Producer Darren Brown (Cochiti Pueblo/Choctaw) during the 2013 National Native Media Conference in Tempe, Arizona.
Photo by Frank Blanquet, FNX Producer/Director

The FNX | First Nations Experience television network is proud to announce it is now on air in Concho, Oklahoma with Cheyenne and Arapaho Television CATV47, making it the first tribal station to successfully carry the channel’s signal.

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"Native Shorts" to screen at University of Redlands

Native Student Programs at the University of Redlands and FNX | First Nations Experience television network are partnering to host a screening of two episodes of "Native Shorts." The event is set to take place in the Casa Loma Room on University of Redlands campus. Screening starts at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. The screening will be followed by a discussion / Q&A with FNX directors and producers.

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Museum presents Singing the Birds (Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae): Bird Song and Dance Festival

The day-long event will bring traditional bird singers and dancers together from across Southern California and Arizona.
Photo by Courtesy of the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

FROM AGUA CALIENTE CULTURAL MUSEUM PRESS RELEASE - On Saturday, January 25, 2014, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum will present Singing the Birds (Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae): Bird Song & Dance Festival in Palm Springs High School gymnasium at 2401 East Baristo Road from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. This free public event hosted by Michael Mirelez (Desert Cahuilla) celebrates traditional bird singing and dancing.

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Watch FNX "Native Shorts" host Ariel Tweto on Craig Ferguson!

Ariel Tweto and Craig Fergusson
Photo by From the CBS Late Late Show Website

If you missed Ariel Tweto's recent appearance on the "Late LAte Show" with Craig Ferguson, the full episode is available here.


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FNX series to gain exposure on "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson.

Ariel Tweto - Native Shorts Cohost
Photo by FNX

Native Shorts Co-host Ariel Tweto will be on the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" tonight at 12:35am to promote "Native Shorts Presented By Sundance Institutes Native American and Indigenous Program"FNX launches the new series  in Januray of 2014, but you can catch a special holiday showing of the full pilot episode on Christmas Eve. The show website fnx.org/nativeshorts launches on Friday December 13th.

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Dakota 38 screening at Valley College!

Photo by Graphics by Joe Clark

The FNX | First Nations Experience television network is hosting a screening of the film "Dakota 38." The special event will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in the Library Viewing Room at San Bernardino Valley College. The screening will be followed by a Q & A about the FNX channel.

Then on Sunday, Nov. 2 viewers can catch the channel's premiere in honor of Native American Heritage Month!

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FNX | First Nations Experience Television Network on WYCC PBS Chicago

Photo by Courtesy of WYCC PBS Chicago

The FNX | First Nations Experience television network is proud to announce it’s now on-air with WYCC PBS Chicago!

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Meet our new General Manager: Alfredo Cruz

Alfredo Cruz, General Manager for KVCR-FNX.
Photo by Frank Blanquet

Alfredo Cruz has just become the newest member of the KVCR-FNX team as the station’s General Manager. Cruz comes to the station with more than 30 years of broadcast experience including managing Trinity University’s KRTU and KUVO in Denver, Colorado. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies from Ohio State University and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin. He is also two-time consecutive recipient of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Guillermo Marquez Award.

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Community Snapshot: Song keepers honored in Soboba

Singing in honor of elders who have passed down their knowledge and songs.
Photo by Terria Smith
Elder singers who have been responsible for passing down their knowledge of traditional songs received an honoring during the 17th Annual Payomkawichum Soboba Inter-Tribal Pow Wow. The recognition - which took place on the evening of Saturday, September 21 – included an introduction of the singers, an honoring song, and a presentation of jackets given by elders of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians.

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