John Trudell passed into the spirit world this week, on December 8. Best known for his Native American activism in the 60s and 70s, and in more recent years for his poetry and music.
There is already an excellent tribute to his life in Indian Country Today:
Quote from an F.B.I. memo: “He is extremely eloquent, therefore extremely dangerous.”
One quote of John Trudell especially resonates with me:
Not only given the state of the world, but especially given the still unbelievable (to me) struggle of the prostitution survivors (and the at least 89% of those currently trapped in the life) to be heard by Amnesty International. That AI would consider the commodification of women (and sometimes men) for sale to (mostly) men acceptable is something I still find incomprehensible.
See the Woman
She has a young face
An old face
She carries herself well
In all ages
She survives all man has done
Rest in Peace, John Trudell. . .