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Alex Brown, R-TV faculty member, assists Chickasaw tribal media crew

July 18, 2008 -- Alex Brown, an instructor in Radio-Television at Arkansas State University, recently worked as a field producer for the Chickasaw Nation MediaR-TV instructor Alex Brown, a Chickasaw tribal member, worked as a field producer for the Chickasaw Nation Media Department. Department based in the tribal capital of Ada, Okla. Brown, a tribal member, was contracted by the tribal government to do research, script consulting, audio, and videography.

During the month of June, Brown researched and created the itinerary for a trip by tribal staff to record, historically and archeologically, significant Chickasaw homeland sites. Recently, Brown accompanied the crew from Ada to coordinate location videography of sites in Northeast Mississippi, Tennessee, and Eastern Arkansas.

Locations include Chucalissa Village, Hernando, Miss., the Tombigbee River in Tennessee, the Natchez Trace, burial mounds in Mississippi, the Noxubee Refuge, Chickasaw village sites, and the Parkin Archeological State Park and Museum.

The crew’s video work will serve as an introductory video describing Chickasaw history and culture for visitors to an extensive heritage and cultural center currently under construction in Sulphur, Okla.

Brown joined the project after reading an article in the tribal newsletter, “Chickasaws Today,” which described the Sulphur project and expressed a desire that the Chickasaw story be frequently told by tribal members.

Two members of the Chickasaw crew, Robbie Blair, production supervisor (left) and Jeffrey Carpenter, audio specialist, pose with a replica Chickasaw canoe for filming on the St. Francis River.




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