Public Invited to Preview Rocky Mountain PBS Film 'Urban Rez' at UNC

The premiere of a Rocky Mountain PBS work-in-progress documentary, which includes in the film members of the University of Northern Colorado's Native American Student Services (NASS), will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Panorama Room of the University Center, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street.

To RSVP to attend the screening, open to the public free of charge, contact Pat Dlug at (970) 351-1909 or by Nov. 9, or RSVP online at Free parking will be available in lots north and south of the University Center. Before the screening, the public is also invited to the annual "Thanksgiving is Everyday" dinner, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Kohl House, 924 20th Street.

NASS director Solomon Little Owl, along with students and staff from the cultural center, were interviewed for the hour-long documentary titled "Urban Rez." The film explores the history and modern-day effects of 1950s policies that encouraged American Indians to leave their homelands to relocate to urban areas across the country, including Denver. A film crew also followed NASS on its annual buffalo hunt on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana.

Rocky Mountain PBS director Lisa D. Olken is scheduled to attend the screening and answer audience questions.

The event is sponsored by Rocky Mountain PBS, KUNC 91.5 FM and UNC.

The finished documentary is scheduled to air on Rocky Mountain PBS in May 2013 and will have national PBS distribution in fall 2013.

Rocky Mountain PBS
Each week, nearly 900,000 people throughout Colorado turn to Rocky Mountain PBS to discover inspiring local, national and international programming; find diverse viewpoints; score front row center seats to world-class performances; and experience lifelong learning opportunities. Rocky Mountain PBS celebrates its 56th anniversary on the air this year. The network began in Denver in 1956 as Colorado's first public television station. It is now Colorado's only statewide television network, with stations in Denver (KRMA), Pueblo/Colorado Springs (KTSC), Steamboat Springs (KRMZ), Grand Junction (KRMJ) and Durango (KRMU). To learn more, visit

KUNC 91.5 FM
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University of Northern Colorado
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