Interview with Richard "Dick" Trudell
Interview with Richard "Dick" Trudell, who founded the American Indian Lawyer Training Program and the American Indian Resources Institute. The interview was recorded on September 5, 2015 for the Daniel K. Inouye Oral History Project. Topics include his desire to become a lawyer, the formation of the program and institute, organizing meetings with tribal leaders for Senator Inouye, creating a political agenda for Native Americans, the National Museum of the American Indian, gaming and sovereignty, how Senator Inouye enjoyed the human interaction when on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Senator Inouye's contributions to Trudell's career, and the message of encouragement he felt at the Senator's passing.
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