Chief Niwot Series – Urban Rez
In conjunction with the powerful exhibit, Chief Niwot ~ Legend & Legacy, the Boulder History Museum and the Native American Rights Fund are proud to co-sponsor a thought-provoking series of programs presented by distinguished historians and guests. This series further explores the culture of the Arapaho people, regional historical figures, the devastating effects of the Sand Creek Massacre, as well as contemporary Native Americans on the Wind River Reservation and in urban centers.
This Thursday • November 8 • Urban Rez
Join award-winning Rocky Mountain PBS filmmaker Lisa D. Olken for a preview screening and discussion of her latest work-in-progress film, Urban Rez. Urban Rez is a documentary film exploring the history of the 1952-1973 Voluntary Relocation Program that encouraged American Indians to leave their homelands for metropolitan areas. Slated for national distribution on PBS, the film shares stories that capture how individual choices and government decisions have impacted families for generations. With vignettes that illustrate the way different tribes and different generations experienced urban culture, the documentary reveals a little-known American story. Olken previously produced the award-winning two-part film, La Raza de Colorado, for Rocky Mountain PBS.
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- $10 per program or Series Package of all 8 programs for $80
- $5 per program or Series Package of all 8 for $40 for Museum Members and NARF Donors (Save money and become a BHM Member today!).
For more information or questions, please contact the Museum at 303/449.3464.
For a complete list of the series, click here.