In recognition of Indigenous Disabilities Awareness Month we will be screening Dr. Sandy Greer’s documentary Soop on Wheels featuring Everette Soop. This is a truth telling and moving story of a First Nations man living with a disability and being an authentically Indigenous man in the late 80’s and early 90’s. His work as a cartoonist, journalist and activist has since been widely recognized. We are thrilled to host Dr. Sandy Greer for Q and A session following.
In-person event being held in East Campus 5 (EC5) 1111
About the Film
Soop on Wheels is a story of the tenacity of the human spirit. It is a story of hope and healing, in relating the life and contributions of Everett Soop (1943-2001). Everett was a Blackfoot political cartoonist and humourist. He lived on the Blood Indian Reserve in southern Alberta. His survival tools were a sense of humour, artistic gifts and spiritual values taught to him by his grandparents. He produced a remarkable body of published work, despite the affliction of muscular dystrophy. Everett refused to be regarded as either a victim or a role model, even while confronting adversity throughout his life. His unflinching honesty and courage can inspire each of us to rethink our understanding about disability, why human self-determination is important, and the possibility in life’s journey to discover more fully who we can be.