1C Cartoon Analysis

In Social Studies 10-1, we were given a cartoon to write about. The cartoon shows a girl and boy walking. The boy says, “Really? You don’t look like an Indian.” Meanwhile, there is a thought bubble which shows pictures of the stereotypical Indian’s seen in media. In the cartoon, the author shows that First Nations are misrepresented in the media. The author most likely supports First Nations and hopes that they will soon be properly represented, rather than stereotyped. This relates to our learning in Social Studies about pop-culture. The cartoon shows that pop-culture is misrepresenting¬†First¬†Nations, and possibly other collective groups. It also represents the negative effects of stereotyping.¬†

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