Indian Realities: Poetry and Viewpoints
Out of the thousands of FBI documents on John Trudell, the Bureau said this: “Trudell is an intelligent individual and eloquent speaker who has the ability to stimulate people into action. He has the ability to meet with a group of pacifists and in a short time have them yelling and screaming ‘Right on!’ In short, he is an extremely effective agitator.” In this program Trudell recites some of his best poems including:
Introduction by Ward Churchill. Recorded at the University of Colorado.
John Trudell was one of Native America’s most articulate voices on the need to cherish and nurture the Earth. He participated in the seizure of Alcatraz and served as chair of AIM, the American Indian Movement. He was an outstanding musician and recorded multiple albums. He acted in such films as Thunderheart and Smoke Signals. He passed away in 2015.