November 6, 2008
Bittersweet Winds: Honor & Prejudice: Perspectives of the Native Americans’ World: An Exhibit at Webster University
Sponsored by Webster University’s Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs
Webster University’s Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs presents an art exhibit highlighting different perspectives of the Native American world. The exhibit consists of over 200 items including photos, art pieces, banners and comics.
Monday, November 17, 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Presentation at Noon by Richie Plass, Director of Education of Changing Winds Seminars, Inc and creator of the exhibit.
Sunnen Lounge, University Center, Webster University, 175 Edgar Road
Free and open to the public
Richie Plass was born in Shawano, Wisconsin and raised on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Growing up on the reservation, Plass attended St. Joe’s Catholic School and then Keshena Public School. From there it was off to Shawano Senior High School, where he graduated in 1969.
After graduating from North Central Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin, he began employment in various different jobs and locations. It was then that he began public speaking and writing.
Now in the 21st century, Plass continues writing, public speaking, leading seminars in Native American issues and even taught Native American Studies at Kent State University in Ohio. His latest project is a traveling exhibit on Native American imagery titled, “Bittersweet Winds” presenting the exhibit in several states and college campus’.
This booklet is an example of Plass’ poetry. He is a published poet, writer for various Tribal newspapers and is co-host of a weekly radio show on Wisconsin Public Radio, “Kalihwiyo’se."