First Voices Indigenous Radio
October 5, 2023
“First Voices Radio” digs deep into our 30-year-old archive. The words of the late John Trudell are from 1980 but his observations have stood the test of time and still ring true. John (1946−2015) was a poet, a fighter for Native American rights, an agitator, and many other things. But if you were to have asked him which of these descriptions best suits him he would have refused to be pinned down. “Actually I don’t consider myself to be any of those things. They’re things that I do but they’re parts of me. They’re not the total.” Indeed, Trudell was the complex sum of all that he saw, endured and accomplished during his 69 years, a time when he experienced more than most people might in several lifetimes. More information about John Trudell can be found at https://www.johntrudell.com/.