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.