EDITED VERSION FOR WJFF JEFFERSONVILLE, NEW YORK
PHILLIP DEERE (Muskogee Creek> Phillip was a traditional healer from Nuyaka Grounds, Okemah, Oklahoma, who became a spiritual leader, civil and human rights activist, oral historian and storyteller. Phillip was a founder of the Traditional Youths and Elders Circle and a spiritual guide for the American Indian Movement (AIM). He was an elder and statesman for the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), and participated in the United Nations International Human Rights Commission held in Geneva, Switzerland. He spoke about remembering traditional values, Muscogee prophecies, care for Mother Earth, and brought attention to injustices suffered by indigenous peoples of the Americas.
JOHN TRUDELL (Isanti Dakota) Poet and Human Being speaks on the values of becoming and being a human being through his experience as an Indigenous activist through the 1970's until the present.