Tonight on Totally Biased, we debate the Redskins team name with special guests Andy Thunder Cloud and Gregg Deal!
Andy Thunder Cloud is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. As a clan elder, Andy leads ancestral religious services and activities, and performs traditional music and dance at area Pow Wows in the Wisconsin area. He is a language teacher working to keep the Ho-Chunk language alive. Andy is a retired physician’s assistant for Indian Health Services, and holds a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology. He is a proud U.S. Navy Viet Nam veteran, and was featured in the PBS series, Wisconsin War Stories, a documentary series in which Wisconsin’s men and women in uniform share personal accounts of courage and sacrifice from America’s historic battles. A member of the Thunder Cloud singers, he performed Native American songs on the H.O.R.D.E. tour alongside Blues Traveler, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Smashing Pumpkins, and many more.
Gregg Deal is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. From his time immersed in the 90’s as a graffiti and street artist, to his training as a fine art painter to the technical world of graphic design and sign making, Gregg marries all of his experience into an incredibly self informed work that is humorous, insightful, ironic and technical. While much of his work takes on a roll of irony and humor, it has a sense of drama and social commentary that can’t be missed, particularly with his Native voice. His current body of work has taken the social aspects for his being an Indigenous person in mainstream America where he presents a satirical voice concerning the innumerable misappropriations perpetuated by the general public throughout history. Much of his work becomes part of taking the misappropriations and turning it around to confronting the viewer with things seen every day. It is from this voice that he has started his latest project, “The Last American Indian On Earth” project, a performance art piece that will be captured through photography and film, bringing the perceived Native stereotype to the public, thus forcing them to consider the image as it pertains to the modern day, thus creating an interesting social experience.
Gregg grew up in Park City, Utah, and has been a 14 year resident of the Washington D.C. area showing throughout the District.
Tune in tonight at 11pm to check out the debate! ONLY ON FXX!