Wab Kinew was named by Postmedia News as one of “9 Aboriginal movers and shakers
you should know.” He is the Associate Vice-President for Indigenous
Relations at The University of Winnipeg and a correspondent with
Al-jazeera America. After successfully defending Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda on CBC’s Canada Reads literary competition, he was named the 2015 host. In 2012, he also hosted the acclaimed CBC-TV documentary series 8th Fire.
His hip-hop music and journalism projects have won numerous awards. He
is a member of the Midewin. Wab is also an Honourary Witness for the
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. He lives in Winnipeg with