Wab Kinew is the Director of Indigenous Inclusion at the University of Winnipeg. In 2012, he hosted the acclaimed CBC Television series 8th Fire. His hip-hop has won an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award. His journalism has won an Adrienne Clarkson RTNDA Award, and a Gabriel Award. He has a BA in Economics, is a member of the Midewin, and is the father of two boys.