The reason you walk
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

2017
Book > Biography
Creators
Kinew, Wab
Description
"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"--publisher.
Language
English

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ISBN
9780143193555 ; 0143193554
Contents
Foreword -- Prologue -- Part One Oshkaadizid (Youth) -- Part Two Kiizhewaadizid (Living a life of love, kindness, sharing, and respect) -- Part Three Giiwekwaadizid (The end of life) -- Epilogue.
Notes
Originally published: Toronto, Ontario : Viking, 2015.
First Nations author.
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