Learning is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Some students prefer books, some pictures, and some need audio to “bring the lesson home.” Now, three youngsters are here to help. “The Adventures of Govetse & Koo’oh” is the latest effort from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma’s language department. The brand-new comic strip features three tribal teens who use their Native languages in their short conversations. Govetse (Funny man) is Cheyenne, Koo’oh (Coyote) is Arapaho, and their as-yet-unnamed female friend is both. The characters are the brainchild of Everett Moore, who works in the language department. Moore had been trying to come up with new ideas to help make the C & A languages more accessible to kids, when a light bulb came on. “I thought it would be cool to have some cartoon characters representing the language department, ” Moore said. “These three are gonna be the face.” The characters have already made their debut in the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune and are being used to promote the R.E.Sp.E.C.T. program as well. CATV-47 is also involved in the new characters’ “careers.” Plans are being discussed for some animated cartoons featuring the kids, and more. “It’s endless,” Moore said of the comic’s possibilities. “It’s funny that we’re talking about these characters as almost real people.”
Monthly Archives: February 2013
This “CATV 47 Community” is about the “Native Crossroads” Film Festival and Symposium held at the University of Oklahoma Feb. 7-9, 2013.