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Reach The Rez Documentary Film Trailer (HD) -Pt 1 of 3

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Published on Oct 18, 2011

A three part video glimpse into the inspirational, unprecedented and historic Reach the Rez Tour, which traveled over 54,000 miles and held over 211 concert and speaking events on American Indian reservations and communities across the United States.

The Association For American Indian Development's, "Reach The Rez" tour is a proactive nationwide project which utilizes live presentations that combine speaking, performance and pre-recorded and pre-produced video segments filled with motivational and inspirational messages that inspire and motivate Native American communities and their youth. It is a one-of-a- kind traveling effort that has already made a positive impact in over 450 Native American communities within the last six years.
The Reach The Rez Tour, a massive effort of action -- is leading an offensive against the problems that have been plaguing "Indian Country" for years.

Issues addressed on the Reach the Rez Tour include: Self Esteem, Alcohol Prevention, Culture and Tradition, Drug Prevention, Education, Diabetes Awareness, Bullying, Domestic Violence, Gang Prevention, Suicide Prevention, Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles.

From 2005 to 2006 -- the Reach the Rez Tour traveled over 54,000 miles with Native American role model Litefoot delivering and encouraging the messages of the effort to American Indian reservations and communities across the United States. That message was delivered over 211 times in one year and tens of thousands of American Indian people were empowered. Spirits were lifted, hope was spread and hearts were healed.

The Reach The Rez Radio program, a mix of hip hop music and motivational messaging aired each week of the 2005-2006 Reach The Rez Tour. The program was produced on tour and then distributed to Tribal radio stations via the Native Voice One (NV1) Satellite Network.

Filming of The Reach the Rez Documentary film began in 2005 and will conclude in 2012 on the Reach the Rez "Rise" Motivational Tour. The finished documentary film, to be released in 2013, will provide a snapshot of Tribal Nation's across North America over a 6 year time span, including unprecedented interview footage with Native American youth, elders and tribal leaders. The Reach the Rez Documentary will provide an insightful and informative view of Indian Country, previously unwitnessed in depth and scale.

The annual Reach The Rez effort has now visited over 450 Native American communities and logged over 150,000 miles.

By the end of 2012, the Reach The Rez RISE project will have inspired over 500 Native American Tribes.

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