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3 weeks ago

John Trudell Archives
IT ALWAYS SEEMEDIt always seemed the best we could donever was good enoughSomehow there was just no getting through to placeswe were searching fortomorrow close ahead of usOur past being in the tensewith yesterday’s laughterechoing in the shadowsof forgotten promisesWe struggle to carry ontaking each dayone at a timethe mending and the breaking creating patterns for our life ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

John Trudell Archives
Hey, AmericaCaucasian connectionI look around at your worldwith its imagery of sameness.I look at all that you havelost to the imageryMy heart hurts for youfor Life is a Balancethat you just can’t seem to findI look at what you have goingaway from youA few times I’ve wonderedwould I trade places?I do not mean to be unkindbut the knowledge of Balanceand the seeing it takes to get therehave helped to show meIf I trade with youprogrammed ignorancewould become my new lack of a wayof LifeFor Lifeis more than material illusionsLife is to be livedand experienced.Life is to seek knowledgeshareon behalf of the natural worldLife is to be spirit and body and harmonywith the UniverseWe will co-exist with youin your machine worldbut we can never join youfor it’s too hard to tellhumans from machines.Ask yourself a questiona question about BalanceCan you understandyour connection to LifeCan you understand your connection to PeaceCan you understand your connection to SecurityCan you understand between happiness and unhappinessCan you understand who needs youCan you understand Right and WrongCan you understand to see? what’s been done to youwho killed your harmony who imprisoned your willwho was it that told you it was alright to attack Earthhow to attack yourself?How much longer will you go on fightingfor money fighting for jobsfighting your relations fighting yourself?How much longer must you go on fighting against the way you are meant to be?You are the children of EarthYou must Resistthe abusers of LifeFight for Earthand be FreeIf you understand . . . Resist . . . ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

John Trudell Archives
In celebration of John Trudell’s 75th year, John Trudell Archives announces the re-print of LIVING IN REALITY: Song Called Poems. This book of lines was originally released in 1982 and has been out of print for many years.“Dedicated to the ones who went before . . . “Pre-order your copy here:shop.forwardmerch.com/products/john-trudell-living-in-reality-songs-called-poemsThe book will ship to you on or around April 15th.Thank you for celebrating love and life and supporting the John Trudell Archives. ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

John Trudell Archives
Celebrate Love. Celebrate Life.John Trudell(February 15, 1946 - December 8, 2015) ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

John Trudell Archives
Artist Jonathon Stall and Intrinsic Paths are donating 100% of the proceeds from this print inspired by "Listening/Honor Song," to John Trudell Archives. The prints are 4x4 in size and cost $5. They can be purchased through the link below. www.intrinsicpaths.com/product-page/grandmother-moon-4x4-john-trudell-archives ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

John Trudell Archives
Please consider purchasing this original design created by Wovoka Trudell Wovoka Trudell Art for your holiday card this year. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to help families this holiday season. Thank you for the consideration! ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

John Trudell Archives
The Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian (NMAI) is pleased to include TRUDELL for inclusion in NMAI’s virtual 2020 Native Cinema Showcase (NCS), Wednesday, Nov.18 – Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. The screening will be available for 5 days, streaming On Demand via our museum’s website starting Saturday, November 21, 7pm at americanindian.si.edu/ncs. All films are free. Please visit the website to see the full showcase schedule. ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

John Trudell Archives
We hope to see you tomorrow. 1st Annual Gathering of Clear & Coherent ThoughtOctober 13-14, 2020Register now. Redthought.org ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

John Trudell Archives
Please register at Redthought.org1st Annual Gathering of Clear & Coherent ThoughtOctober 13-14, 2020 ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

John Trudell Archives
Please register at Redthought.org1st Annual Gathering of Clear & Coherent ThoughtOctober 13-14, 2020 ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

John Trudell Archives
New Shirt now available in the John Trudell Archives Store. “I’m feeling a little sensitive today so don’t fuck with me.” - John Trudellwww.johntrudell.com ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

John Trudell Archives
One time I was visiting with my relatives the clouds, the mountains, the sky, the treesMy relatives touched my spirit nudged it lovinglyListen to us impatient one We are foreverYou must remember the gentleness of timeYou are struggling to be who you areYou say you want to learn the old ways Struggling to learn when all you must do is rememberRemember the peopleRemember sky and EarthRemember the people have always struggled to live in harmony in peaceStruggle against selfishness and weakness so the people may live as nationsThe old ways are hardThe people have always had to work togetherRemember impatient oneRemember and liveDo not be afraid of truth respectdisciplineShare your life so the people may liveHonor sky and EarthHonor yourselfHonor your relationsRemember impatient one the gentleness of time so the people may live(c) 1982 John Trudellfrom "Living in Reality"Poet Tree Publishing ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

John Trudell Archives
We are the still in the still beating heartWe are the calm of the raging stormWe are the wailing from old women’s throatsWe are the survivors of genocide historyWe are the colors of the butterfly’s wingsWe are the powers of the eagle plumeWe are Earth and Sky(c) 1982 from"Living In Reality"John TrudellPoet Tree Publishing ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

John Trudell Archives
1st annual gathering of Clear & Coherent Thought. Redthought.orgDate to be announced soon. ... See MoreSee Less
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