Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew

Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew

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This feature documentary hilariously overturns the conventional notion of the “stoic Indian” and shines a light on an overlooked element of Native culture: humour, and its healing powers. Featuring an engaging cast of characters, Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew is an in-depth laugh-a-minute tour of complex issues like Native identity, politics and racism. There’s Don Kelly, one of Canada's hottest young stand-up comics, whose Indian name means Runs Like a Girl. Kelly uses comedy to skewer stereotypes of the apathetic Indian. There’s also Sharon Shorty and Jackie Bear, 2 community healers from Whitehorse, Yukon, who portray Sarah and Susie, elderly Native ladies who discuss their daily activities and their love of Bingo and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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  • director
    Drew Hayden Taylor
  • narrator
    Drew Hayden Taylor
  • producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • editor
    Steve Weslak
  • cinematographer
    Mark McCurdy
    Joan Hutton
  • sound editor
    Alan Gelhart
  • associate producer
    Nancy C. Johnson
  • original music
    André Vincelli
  • executive producer
    Louise Lore
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • sound recordist
    Brent Marchenski
    Joe Finlan
    Bruce Cameron
    David Cunningham
    Keith Henderson
    Ian Challis
    Shreela Chakrabartty

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