FILE – This March 7, 1975, file photo shows John Trudell, left, national chairman of the American Indian Movement, AIM, flanked by singer Buffy St. Marie during a news conference in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)
By Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – John Trudell, who was a spokesman for American Indian protesters during their 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island and later headed the American Indian Movement, died Tuesday. He was 69.
Trudell, who also was a poet and actor, died of cancer at his home in Santa Clara County in California, where he was surrounded by friends and family, said Cree Miller, a trustee for his estate.
In some of his last words, Trudell said expressions of concern and love for him have been “like a fire to my heart,” according to Miller.
“Thank you all for that fire,” he said.
“John Trudell and his family ask for…
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