Injunuity is a collage of reflections on the Native American world, our shared past, our turbulent present, and our undiscovered future. From Columbus to the western expansion to tribal casinos, we are taught that the Native way, while at times glorious, is something of the past, something that needed to be replaced by a manifest destiny from across the ocean. But in a world increasingly short of real answers, it is time we looked to Native wisdom for guidance. It is time for some Injunuity.

Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program (1952-1973), the greatest voluntary upheaval of Native Americans during the 20th century. During the documentary, dozens of American Indians representing tribal groups from across the West recall their first-hand experiences with relocation, including the early hardships, struggles with isolation and racism.

The following are video chapters created to match with lesson plans outlined in the educational guide for Urban Rez.

Click the title of the chapter to see video.

When we began on this journey, my “brothers from another mother” [Director, Larry Pourier/Oglala Lakota; DP, Boots Kennedy/Kiowa; PA, Derek Brown/ Diné and Host Moses Brings Plenty/Lakota] and I realized that we were the only filmmakers who was telling the story of Relocation through the eyes of those who had experienced it: urban-based Indians as well as reservation-based Indians.

Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics.

Mo Brings Plenty is the Narrator/Host of Urban Rez. He is of the Lakota Nation born and raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Charles "Boots" Kennedye is a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and for the last ten years a documentary producer for the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority.

Larry T. Pourier
2013
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"I had never heard about the Denver Columbus Day parade until September of 2006, when my producer Leighton C. Peterson was a visiting professor at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. After talking with several people about the conflicting politics involved, he approached me with the idea of shooting during the parade in October.

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