First Voices Indigenous Radio
May 7, 2019
In this special repeat edition of “First Voices Radio,” artist-activist GREGG DEAL (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe) has been a regular guest on our show. Over the years, Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse and Gregg have dissected many critical issues ranging from cultural appropriation, decolonization, the continuing use of Native mascots and stereotypes, and even the annual spectacle Burning Man. In this show, we present “Indigenous Identity and Existence: Fighting Erasure and Racism,” a lecture that GREGG delivered at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado on March 26, 2018. GREGG’s art includes paintings, mural work, performance art, filmmaking and the spoken word. Much of his work deals with Indigenous identity and pop culture, and he touches on issues of race relations, historical consideration and stereotype. GREGG’s art has been exhibited nationally. He also has lectured at many prominent educational institutions and museums, including: The Denver Art Museum (CO); Dartmouth College (NH); Columbia University (NYC); and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. He is one of the preeminent performance artists of our time.