September 22, 2013

Relocation, lacrosse, and buffalo

Three recent Native documentaries of note:

Moses Brings Plenty: Representing for 'Urban Rez'Urban Rez is a documentary about the relocation program that President Eisenhower put into place in the early 1950s. Urban Rez helped me to understand and educate me about the relocation process.The Medicine Game Premieres September 24 on Public TelevisionTucked away in central New York State is the Onondaga Nation, a sovereign Native American community known to produce some of the top lacrosse players in the world. ... Enter the Thompson brothers–Jerome "Hiana" and Jeremy–who are driven by a single goal of beating the odds against them and playing lacrosse for national powerhouse Syracuse University.Scot who saved American buffalo subject of film“He realised that if you eliminated the buffalo, you eliminated the Native Americans, and that was the mindset of the American government. Scotty could not understand this because he had tremendous respect for the Native Americans.”Below:  Moses Brings Plenty.

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