Thursday, October 15, 2009

Looking Toward Home

Looking Toward Home explains how government relocation programs in the 1950s enticed significant numbers of Native Americans to leave the reservation for life in major cities such as, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The life and times of urban Indians is shown primarily through the eyes of these individuals and subsequent generations as they maintain their tribal identity far away from the culturally nurturing climate of the reservation.

Special guest artists Timo and the White Buffalo performed and a short screening of Conversion by Director Nanobah Becker began the night (Conversion takes place in a remote corner of the Navajo nation, circa 1950, a visit by Christian missionaries has catastrophic consequences for a family.)

Timo and the White Buffalo