In honor of Indigenous Day on October 10th, the Native American Student Center will be showing the documentary of John Trudell. This event will be held in the Gold Room of the Student Union Ballroom (SUB) at 6pm. The event is free!
The documentary tells of John Trudellís life story. Born of Lakota and Mexican parentage, Trudell was drawn into the newly emerging Native consciousness and partook in actions like the occupation of the former penitentiary Alcatraz and the occupation of the BIA building in 1972. In 1979 Trudell burnt an American flag before the building of the FBI in Washington DC. A few hours later the house of Trudellís mother in law was set on fire. His mother in law, his pregnant wife and his three children perished in the flames. Nobody was ever sentenced for the crime. This meant the end of Trudell the activist, but the birth of the poet/songwriter.
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