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Everett Soup: Journalist, Cartoonist, Activist

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A travelling exhibit organized and circulated by The Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary.  Curated by Dr. Heather Devine and Geraldine Chimirri-Russell

Everett Soop [1943-2001] referred to himself as "the pit bull terrier of native journalism." Well-known historian Dr. Hugh Dempsey described him as "one of Canada's notable political cartoonists …a gifted writer, artist, and illustrator."

Soop, a member of the Kainai First Nation, was a tenacious and determined critic of native issues at the local and federal levels and he expressed his opinions in cartoons and essays published in the Kainai News and many other native and non-native publications. He suffered from muscular dystrophy from the time he was a teenager and so it followed that he became an advocate for people with disabilities.

Earlier Event: November 22
The Thousand Words of Photojournalism
Later Event: May 9
The Mighty Bridge