LOUIE TODAY: Native American author Richie Plass

Native American author Richie Plass returns to Brainfood from the Heartland to talk with Louie, Vindy.com's news radio partner, about the recent Amish on Amish assaults and forced hair-cutting, andKris Kardashian's recent "Indian giver" remark and his experiences growing up Indian in a culture that doesn't recognize his perspective of history.

Multicultural education in America now includes the study of current Asian, Hispanic, and black American cultures. But Native Americans, in most cases, are usually studied only through history. Plass' presentations include a look not only at what happened to his culture, but where and how they live today and how multicultural studies cannot be complete without understanding the Indian perspective.

Plass conducts seminars for teachers, students, administrators, curriculum developers and others who enjoy learning about different cultures

His is the author of "Growing up Indian on This Turtle Island," has acted in a major motion picture starring Faye Dunawaye, and has played as a musician with the Native American Music Award-nominated Wolf River Band for more than 25 years.

And in observance of November's Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, he also will discuss his brush with prostate cancer and recent surgery.

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