Urban Rez Explores the Modern-Day Effects of the Relocation Program

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 24th, 2013 Last Updated on: October 24th, 2013

The Voluntary Relocation Program, spanning from 1952-1973, was the greatest voluntary upheaval of Native Americans during the 20th century. 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. The film features personal stories from multiple tribal perspectives with both urban- and reservation-based views.

Urban Rez‘s unique approach to this historical reflection of the Voluntary Relocation Program is interspersed with modern-day analysis which makes clear that the program that started over 60 years ago still has an effect in today's world. Hosted by actor, musician, and Oglala Lakota member Moses Brings Plenty, this insightful film shines light on a seldom told chapter in American history.
You can watch the Urban Rez Trailer and other film clips at the official Urban Rez website.   If you're in the San Francisco area, catch Urban Rez at the Delancey Theatre as part of the American Indian Film Festival on November 2 at Noon. For television broadcast information in your area, please visit www.visionmakermedia.org/watch.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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