The Reason You Walk

The Reason You Walk

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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. The Reason You Walk spans the year 2012, chronicling painful moments in the past and celebrating renewed hopes and dreams for the future. As Kinew revisits his own childhood in Winnipeg and on a reserve in Northern Ontario, he learns more about his father's traumatic childhood at residential school. Invoking hope, healing and forgiveness, The Reason You Walk is a poignant story of a towering but damaged father and his son as they embark on a journey to repair their family bond. By turns lighthearted and solemn, Kinew gives us an inspiring vision for family and cross-cultural reconciliation, and a wider conversation about the future of aboriginal peoples.--amazon.ca.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Viking,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780670069347
9780143193555
Branch Call Number: 921 K519
Characteristics: 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Book Club Selection
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Themes of family and cross-cultural reconciliation define this memoir by broadcaster and musician Wab Kinew. Mr. Kinew shares the story of his relationship with his father in his last year of life.

When Wab Kinew's father—a prominent Anishinaabe Chief and residential school survivor—is diagnosed with terminal cancer, father and son embark on a journey of personal and cultural reconciliation in the little time they have left. A moving and intimate look into the life of a celebrated Aborigina... Read More »

From charismatic broadcaster, activist, rapper, sun dancer, and hereditary Anishinaabe chief Wab Kinew comes this intimate memoir about trauma and healing. After Kinew’s father (a residential school survivor) is diagnosed with terminal cancer, father and son must go on a journey of reconciliation... Read More »

From charismatic broadcaster, activist, rapper, sun dancer, and hereditary Anishinaabe chief Wab Kinew comes this intimate memoir about trauma and healing. After Kinew’s father (a residential school survivor) is diagnosed with terminal cancer, father and son must go on a journey of reconciliation... Read More »


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