Paul LaRoche of Brulé reflects on Patrick spotlighting Native American culture and their relationship

“I believe he has done more for our culture in the world of entertainment than the entire music industry combined”

All week we have been reflecting on the legacy of RFD-TV founder, Patrick Gottsch who was not only known for his strides for agriculture and rural America, but also the bridges he built to bring diverse cultures into the mainstream spotlight, including Native American culture.

Award-winning Native American music group Brulé, Paul LaRoche spoke with RFD-TV’s own Suzanne Alexander on meeting Patrick, the show Hidden Heritage, and the legacy Patrick leaves behind.

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