Season 4, Episode 14: “Mother & Daughter, Victoria (Choctaw) & Aaliyah (Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas) & The Wig That Launched Native Comedy”

Since I launched Native ChocTalk, my goal was and still is “preservation” – the preservation of our ancestral stories, history, traditions and culture. I encourage every age group to do so!

Join me in supporting young Native Comedian and Photographer, Aaliyah (Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas) and her mamma (also a Photographer), Victoria (Choctaw). Young Aaliyah shares not only about her endeavors in comedy, but she also recorded with me to preserve information about her tribe and the memories of her grandpa.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Aaliyah’s beloved grandpa (her “ahwo”), the late Chief Herbert Glenn Johnson who inspired her comedy
  • Her grandpa’s love of watermelon, bingo and gospel music (and how he used to call her chickenhawk)
  • The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, the swan dance, and the basket dance
  • Aaliyah’s world of homeschooling (which I connected with since I was also homeschooled)
  • How a wig resulted in Aaliyah’s aliases/characters
  • Aaliyah’s list of favorite comedians, such The 1491s
  • Victoria and Aaliyah’s powwow princess stories
  • Victoria’s stories of her ancestors

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A sample of Aaliya’s comedy:

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