Wabanakwut (Wab) Kinew is a Canadian musician, broadcaster and educator, best known as a host of programming on CBC Radio and CBC Television. [1 ]
Originally from the
Onigaming First Nation in Northwestern Ontario, he is the son of Tobasonakwut Kinew, a former local and regional chief and a professor of indigenous governance at the University of Winnipeg who died in 2012. [2 ]
Kinew has been a reporter and host predominantly for the CBC's radio and television operations in
Winnipeg, including the weekly arts magazine show [3 ] The 204, but also hosted the national documentary series in 2012. 8th Fire He is also a host of the documentary program [1 ] on Fault Lines Al Jazeera America. [4 ]
He released his debut CD as a
rapper, Live by the Drum, in 2009. The CD won an [3 ] Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award for Best Rap/Hip-Hop CD. [5 ]
In 2012, the University of Winnipeg named Kinew its first director of indigenous inclusion.
In 2014, he appeared as a panelist on
CBC Radio's , defending Canada Reads Joseph Boyden's novel . The Orenda The novel won the competition. [6 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "CBC series 8th Fire aims to dispel native stereotypes". , January 17, 2012. Toronto Star
^ "Dr. Tobasonakwut Kinew passing mourned". Net News Ledger, December 25, 2012.
^ a b "Aboriginal rapper, CBC host has plenty to say". Winnipeg Free Press, January 24, 2009.
^ "Canadian journalists Ali Velshi, Wab Kinew join Al Jazeera America". The Canadian Journalism Project, April 9, 2013.
^ a b "UWinnipeg names first Director of Indigenous Inclusion". University of Winnipeg, October 4, 2012.
^ "Joseph Boyden's novel The Orenda wins CBC's Canada Reads contest". , March 6, 2014. Edmonton Journal