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.
"Urban Rez" was the only public media film selected for the 2014 American Film Showcase cultural exchange program in Kazakhstan.
From October 23 - November 5, executive producer and director, Lisa Olken is embarked on a five city tour consisting of screenings, interviews, discussions, and seminars to promote the film as well as represent Colorado and America as an ambassador.
Explore her tour here!
Why is the word “Apple” derogatory to urban-based Indians?
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?
Why are cultural traditions so vital to Native people?
Why is education the key to everything?
Why do some American Indians speak only English?
What is the connection between spirituality and relationships?
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?