Wab Kinew announced as 2014 National Native Media Conference keynote speaker

Posted by Rebecca Landsberry on 05/23/2014

Wab Kinew is a correspondent for Al Jazeera's Fault Lines and a one-of-a-kind talent, named by Postmedia News as one of "9 Aboriginal movers and shakers you should know." He is the current Director of Indigenous Inclusion at the University of Winnipeg. 

Kinew will offer the 2014 National Native Media Conference keynote address during the media awards banquet at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara in Santa Clara, Calif., July 12 beginning at 7 p.m. 

In 2012, he hosted the acclaimed CBC Television series "8th Fire." His hip-hop has won an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award and his journalism -- an Adrienne Clarkson RTNDA Award, a Gabriel Award and a nomination for a Gemini Award. He has a BA in Economics and is a member of the Midewin.