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FNX is in Utah! - UEN launches statewide Native American television channel

Photo by Courtesy of UEN

News Release: For release October 6, 2014

The Utah Education Network (UEN) has launched a new digital television channel that carries Native American programming to virtually all areas of the state. FNX Channel (First Nations Experience) programming is broadcast 24/7 on UEN-TV channel 9.3.

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FNX Celebrates California's First People

Photo by Graphic by Joe Clark

FNX | First Nations Experience television network is proud to be surrounded by more than 150 tribes that call the Golden State their home. For almost 50 years, events have taken place across the state - on the last Friday of September - to celebrate the diverse cultural heritage of California's Native American people.

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FNX selected as a 2014 Native Media Award winner!

The news, culture and events segment "FNX NOW" has received two 2014 Native Media Awards.
Photo by Graphic by Terria Smith

FNX | First Nations Experience television network has brought in its first set of accolades for its originally produced programming.

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FNX | First Nations Experience TV Network Approved for Satellite Carriage

Photo by Design by Joe Clark

June 12, 2014, San Bernardino, CA - FNX, First Nations Experience, the first and only public TV network in the U.S. dedicated to Native American and World Indigenous content, has been approved as a full-time channel on the Public Television Interconnect System. This major advancement means public stations across the country will soon have satellite access to FNX. The Public Television Interconnection Committee approved the FNX request at the recent PBS Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

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A new Miss Sherman has been crowned!

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

Shyralyn 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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