Choctaw Nation x Echo

Choctaw Nation launches informational website for Marvel’s Echo series

Published January 9, 2024

DURANT, Okla. — The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) is proud to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to Marvel’s highly anticipated five-part series, Echo, and the Choctaw cultural representations showcased throughout the story. The main character, Maya, is Choctaw. This website serves as a resource for tribal members and fans seeking to delve deeper into the Echo series and CNO’s contributions to the Marvel Universe.

The website provides information about CNO’s history, traditions and language allowing visitors to explore the significance of the various cultural symbols, practices, and beliefs that are woven into Echo’s narrative.

The website also features exclusive interviews with the tribal leaders behind Echo, shedding light on the collaboration that went into authentically portraying Choctaw culture and the importance of accurately depicting Native culture.

Audiences can watch Marvel’s Echo series on Hulu and Disney+ starting on January 9. Visit the Echo website and learn more about the partnership between Disney, Marvel and CNO.


Chief Gary Batton reflects on the significance of the Choctaw Nation's partnership with Marvel Studios and the mutual desire to showcase Choctaw culture in a respectful and meaningful way.

Seth Fairchild, Executive Director of Cultural Services, shares the importance of having community input to help represent the Choctaw origin story and stickball accurately.

Stacy Shepherd, Executive Director of Member Services, discusses the use of Choctaw language and iconography throughout the series.

Teresa Billy is the Assistant Director of the Chahta Anumpa Aiikhvna, the Choctaw School of Language. Teresa is a first language Choctaw speaker, and her main goal is to protect the identity of the Choctaw people by preserving their language.

About The Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 225,000 tribal members and 12,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.


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