John Trudell’s Dark Poetic Reality

More Native American Heritage –the poetry and thoughts of John Trudell.  This is a small presentation of an often ‘invisible’ element of Native American life –the activism, poetry, world view of John Trudell and others like him. Clearly,  based on these few videos there’s more than poverty, suicide and despair on the minds of America’s Indians. They share the same value for the Earth as other Indigenous People around the world.  Listen close because Trudell has paid a high price for speaking his mind.  Agree with him or not, I doubt you’ll accuse him of shoveling any bs for the sake of bs.

Shanti Om  

Please  also visit mAdgA’s “Totem” post  –>

Note: Native Spirit Radio hosted by Rhonda airs at 5  pm cst every Sunday on .  Rhonda presents music, interviews, and news from across Indian Country.


  1. November 27, 2010 at 4:26 pm

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  2. lynnwiles said,

    November 21, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you Eva for introducing us to John Trudell. He speaks my mind and I hope he is heard widely.

    • November 26, 2010 at 8:12 pm

      Lynn, lately I find it more and more important to discover others who share important common ground. I’m glad Trudell gave voice to your own thoughts.

  3. clegyrboia said,

    November 18, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    very powerful and i agree with a lot he says
    the european tribes were wiped out it took them a long time and yep they are still at it right here in europe
    one day i will write about it

    • November 19, 2010 at 2:20 am

      Will you post your writings on your blog or in another venue, Magda? If on your blog, please post a link here for interested parties.

      • clegyrboia said,

        November 25, 2010 at 1:57 pm

        I will write about it tomorrow and will make something for the Native North America Day. I make it near a oak on the land to connect the old European tribes with their far away friends. It is the story of the Donar Oak, the tree of life.

  4. slpmartin said,

    November 14, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Found his poetry very thought provoking…since I have not heard him before…I appreciate the introduction to his work. 😉

    • November 14, 2010 at 4:31 pm

      Charles, considering how much you write about social issues and such, I’m sure you and Trudell share some common ground.

  5. artistatexit0 said,

    November 14, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Listening to Trudell, I found myself agreeing with a few of his thoughts. I do think that the earth is a living entity that will tolerate us only for so long. There have been other extinction episodes in the history of life and we will eventually meet our bottle neck. Thanks for the primer on this poet.

    • November 14, 2010 at 4:29 pm

      Al, glad you found some common ground in this little introduction to John Trudell’s ‘existence’. The first time I heard him on a KKFI program his words blew me away. I find his perspcective and expression very stimulating. Also found it very interesting to wander on youtube and see how others have incorporated his music/lyrics into their videos.

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