Franklin

The reason you walk / Wab Kinew.

Author/Creator:
Kinew, Wab.
Publication:
Toronto : Viking, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
273 pages : [8] unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Kinew, Wab, 1981-.
Kinew, Wab, 1981 -- -Family.
Kinew, Tobasonakwut.
Broadcasters -- Manitoba -- Winnipeg -- Biography.
Ojibwa Indians -- Manitoba -- Winnipeg -- Biography.
Summary:
When his father was given a diagnosis of terminal cancer, Winnipeg broadcaster and musician Wab Kinew decided to spend a year reconnecting with the accomplished but distant aboriginal man who'd raised him. Born to an Anishinaabe father and a non-native mother, he has a foot in both cultures. He is a Sundancer, an academic, a former rapper, a hereditary chief, and an urban activist. Kinew writes affectingly of his own struggles in his twenties to find the right path, eventually giving up a self-destructive lifestyle to passionately pursue music and martial arts. From his unique vantage point, he offers an inside view of what it means to be an educated aboriginal living in a country that is just beginning to wake up to its aboriginal history and living presence.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alec Harris & Carollina Song Fund.
Contributor:
Alec Harris & Carollina Song Fund.
ISBN:
0670069345
9780670069347
OCLC:
915043966
Publisher Number:
99965668822