American Indian Poet John Trudell Walks On
Indian Country Today
John Trudell, an American Indian poet, actor, spoken word artist and political activist passed away today, December 8, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends. He entered this dimensional reality on February 15, 1946 and now he has left this dimensional reality.
He is survived by his children and grandchildren.
Some of his last known words were:
“I appreciate all of your expressions of concern and I appreciate all of your expressions of love. It has been like a fire to my heart. Thank you all for that fire. But please don’t worry about me . . .”
“I don’t want to tell people how to remember me. I want people to remember me as they remember me.”
John Trudell and his family ask for people to celebrate love and celebrate life. He asked that people pray and celebrate in their own way in their own communities.