Wab Kinew (pron: WOB ka-NOO) is a one-of-a-kind talent, named by Postmedia News as one of “9 Aboriginal movers and shakers you should know”. He is the Associate Vice-President for Indigenous Affairs at The University of Winnipeg and a correspondent with Aljazeera America. 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 Honorary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
“Wab Kinew is an aboriginal leader seeking to engage with Canadians at large.” – The National Post