John Trudell Quotes

When one lives in a society where people can no longer rely on the institutions to tell them the truth, the truth must come from culture and art.

 
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John Trudell
John Trudell
  • Born: February 15, 1946
  • Died: December 8, 2015
  • Nationality: Native American (Dakota), American
  • Profession: Indigenous Rights Activist, Poet, Musician, Actor

John Trudell was a Native American author, poet, actor, musician, and political activist. He was the spokesperson for the United Indians of All Tribes' takeover of Alcatraz beginning in 1969, broadcasting as Radio Free Alcatraz. During most of the 1970s, he served as the chairman of the American Indian Movement, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.