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The Voluntary Relocation Program, spanning from 1952-1973, was the greatest voluntary upheaval of Native Americans during the 20th century. Rocky Mountain PBS’ 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.

Apple

Why is the word “Apple” derogatory to urban-based Indians?

Boarding School

What were some experiences in the Indian boarding schools?

Community vs. Individual

Why do American Indians put their community first but mainstream society stresses individualism?

Culture

Why are cultural traditions so vital to Native people?

Education

Why is education the key to everything?

Language Loss

Why do some American Indians speak only English?

Spirituality

What is the connection between spirituality and relationships?

Water Fountains

Which water fountain did Marilyn drink from in 1960s segregated Dallas, TX?

Bureau of Indian Affairs

What did the U.S. Supreme Court decide in the workplace discrimination lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs [BIA] in Littleton, Colorado?

Urban Rez

A film by Lisa D. Olken / Rocky Mountain PBS

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2013 Winner

of the Heartland Chapter Emmy Award

for Best Cultural Documentary

 

 

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Host Your Own Screening!

For more information, contact lisaolken@rmpbs.org

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Moses Brings Plenty: Representing for 'Urban Rez'

Brings Plenty took a few moments to speak with ICTMN about his participation in the film and the effects it had on him as an artist and a Native person. Click here for the full story.