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.
Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family (and his tough son Victor), and Victor hasn't seen his father for 10 years. When Victor hears Arnold has died, Thomas offers him funding for the trip to get Arnold's remains, but only if Thomas will also go with him. Thomas and Victor hit the road.