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Each year during the month of November, our nation celebrates Native American Heritage Month and pauses to reflect on how the First Americans have shaped our nation's character and culture.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Rocky Mountain PBS through special programs airing throughout November that address a spectrum of Native American history and culture.

Arts District - The spirit of innovation is woven through contemporary Native American Art at the “Cross Currents” exhibit. Aires Nov. 6, 7:30-8 PM, repeat Nov. 7, 2-2:30 PM.

Independent Lens "Indian Relay" - The hope and determination of American Indian life is revealed in this story about what it takes to win one of the most exciting and dangerous forms of horseracing in the world today. This film follows teams from three different communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian Relay season — all hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year's National Championships. Aires Nov. 9, 3-4 PM.

Urban Rez- The Voluntary Relocation Program, spanning from 1952-1973, was the greatest voluntary upheaval of Native Americans during the 20th century. Rocky MountainPBS’ newest documentary, Urban Rez, explores the lasting legacy of the relocation policies that encouraged Native Americans to leave their homelands and relocate to urban areas across the country. Aires  Nov. 25, 9-10 PM.

Arts District - Contemporary Native American Artist, Brent Learned, mixes brilliant colors on the surface of his canvas while illustrating the importance of speaking for the voices of the past. Aires Nov. 27, 8-8:30 PM.

Colorado Experience "Sand Creek Massacre" - On Nov. 29, 1864, Colonel John Chivington led an attack the resulted in the deaths of over one hundred men, women and children. This episode revisits the horrific events 150 years later. Aires Nov. 27, 7-8 PM, repeat Nov 28, 2-3 PM.

*All times denoted in MST.

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Urban Rez Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy & modern-day effects of the US Government's assimilation policy to dismantle the Indian Reservation system by relocating American Indians from their rural homelands to urban areas.

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