Master cartoonist, filmmaker, artist, teacher and stand-up comic, Ricardo Cate is also a serious participant in his Pueblo culture.
It was said of his work, “Cate hits on the irony native people feel and express in humor.”
Here, he makes a mordant comment, steeped, as always, in wry humor.
Field trips are supposed to be different and fun, right?
On a class field trip, the little Native kids are dumbfounded to see familiar household items in a museum.
Is Native life a dead culture, enshrined in exhibits, or is it alive and thriving?
When Wright’s hosted kindergartners from a multi-cultural school, the Native tykes repeatedly called out – in delight – ” My grandma has that!”
These little boys are older, and think this field trip is a bust because all that stuff is just what they have at home.
So, does that make it less special, or more??
Smile, while you ponder.