In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we welcome Wab Kinew back to the show. Wab is fresh off of a 2 month tour in support of his best selling memoir, The Reason You Walk, and in this chat we talk reconciliation, the difficult pathway forward in Canada, Indigenous Nationhood & its collision with the Canadian state.
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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 Relations 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 Honourary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.