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Press for The Reason You Walk

Macleans.ca has posted an excerpt from finalist Wab Kinew's RBC Taylor Prize nominated book The Reason You Walk. “In tracing his relationship with his dad, Wab Kinew finds one between Indigenous peoples and Canadians.” Click through to read the introduction and excerpt.

Quill and Quire examines Wab Kinew as a public figure. Journalist Drew Gough writes that, in The Reason You Walk, “Kinew pursues forgiveness, but not by running away from the ugliness that makes forgiveness necessary.” Click to read.

Newz4u.net reviews The Reason You Walk and calls it “one of the most powerful books of modern Canadian history.” Click to read the review.

Kinew talked to National Post and about the damage done by colonization. Click to read.


Video Interviews: Wab Kinew tells the story of The Reason You Walk

Wab Kinew’s The Reason you Walk is an examination of reconciliation in many dimensions: reconciliation between the indigenous and the broader Canadian context; reconciliation between his father — a residential school survivor — and himself; reconciling himself with loosing his father. Wab Kinew sat down with a video crew in Toronto and conducted interviews for Open Book Toronto, Maclean’s magazine and Huffington Post.



IN THIS VIDEO INTERVIEW filmed for Open Book Toronto Wab Kinew talks about being nominated a finalist for the RBC Taylor Prize, the books resonance with Native Americans and across cultural boundaries with newcomers to this land and older readers. Wab Kinew puts a spotlight on resilience, and talks about his writing in relation to the political career he is embarking on. View the Open Book Toronto interview here




IN THIS VIDEO INTERVIEW filmed for The Huffington Post Canada Wab Kinew discusses his father’s journey from anger, his father’s life experience as a microcosm, and the meaning of the sundance ceremony and piercing. View the Huffington Post interview here




Wab Kinew's father was sent to residential schools and brought back the trauma from his experiences there. This coloured a big part of their relationship. In this video account taped for Maclean’s magazine Wab Kinew talks about trauma, forgiveness, and reconciliation, and the reason for choosing the title of the book. View the Maclean’s interview here


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HALTON

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March 2,
2017

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AUTHORS BRUNCH

Sunday,
March 5,
2017

WINNER
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2017 PRIZE ANNOUNCED

Monday,
March 6,
2017


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