John Trudell Coming to Northwest Indian College, April 25th

The legendary Native American poet, musician, and human rights and environmental activist John Trudell will be giving two talks at Northwest Indian College, April 25, 2012.
Trudell will first speak at 1:00 on the topic of “Our Responsibility to Protect the Earth” as part of NWIC’s Career Fair. His second talk, “Intelligence as Alternative Energy” will be given at 7:00 with a “meet and greet” scheduled at 6:00. Both talks are open to the public and both will be held at the Log Building.
Trudell, who is Santee Sioux, first burst on the national scene as a spokesperson for the United Indians of All Tribes takeover of Alcatraz Island in 1969. Throughout the 1970s he was a leading activist with the American Indian Movement. Today Trudell is best known for his poetry and music. His 1979, “A.K.A Graffiti Man,” was the first of over a dozen albums. he has also appeared in numerous movies including Thunderheart, Smoke Signals, and On Deadly Ground. He is also the subject of a 2005 documentary film entitled “Trudell.”
For more information on Trudell’s visit to NWIC, contact Steve Pavlik, Native American Studies – 360-392-4307 or spavlik@nwic.edu

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