Redskins Tricksters and Puppy Stew (2000)
Movie: Redskins Tricksters and Puppy Stew
- Director: Drew Hayden Taylor
- Stars: Don Kelly
- Release Date: November 25, 2000
- Run Time: 55 mins
- Genre: Comedy, Documentary
Take a tour of complex issues like Native identity, politics and racism, wrap them neatly inside one-liners, guffaws and comedic performances, and you have Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew. This movie overturns the conventional notion of the stoic Indian and shines a light on an overlooked element of Native culture – humour and its healing powers. Meet an engaging cast of characters including Don Kelly, one of Canada’s hottest young stand-up comics, whose Indian name means Runs Like a Girl. He uses comedy to skewer stereotypes of the apathetic Indian. Sharon Shorty and Jackie Bear from Whitehorse, Yukon, portray Sarah and Susie, two elderly Native ladies discussing their daily activities and their love of Bingo and Kentucky Fried Chicken. And while they’ve been making people laugh across the country with their portrayal of two quirky elders, they also play a role as community healers.