April 30 - May 5, 2024

Wab Kinew

Wab, Kinew

Wab Kinew (pron: WOB ka-NOO) is a one-of-a-kind talent, named by the National Post as "an aboriginal leader seeking to engage with Canadians at large."

He is the Associate Vice-President for Indigenous Relations at The University of Winnipeg and the author of the Number 1 national bestseller The Reason You Walk: A Memoir. In 2014, Wab successfully defended Joseph Boyden's The Orenda on CBC's Canada Reads literary competition. In 2012, he hosted the acclaimed documentary series 8th Fire.

His hip-hop music and journalism projects have won numerous awards. He has a BA in Economics, is completing a Masters degree in Indigenous Governance and is a member of the Midewin. Wab is also an Honourary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Twitter: @wabkinew

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