Wab Kinew: Indigenous Knowledge in a Globalized World

Join us for a special evening with Wab Kinew, presented as part of the SFU President's Dream Colloquium on Returning to the Teachings: Justice, Identity and Belonging.

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation will act as co-hosts for this evening’s event which will include ceremony and witnessing.

All SFU President's Dream Colloquium events will be co-hosted by a Circle of Elders and Knowledge Keepers with ceremonies facilitated by the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Kwantlen, Katzie and Kwikwetlem First Nations.

More on the Fall 2016 SFU President's Dream Colloquium Series:

We are witnessing dramatic shifts in the landscape of Indigenous relations in Canada. The recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) created challenging and inspiring opportunities for all of us.  You are invited to join us for an exciting two-eyed seeing speaker series and Indigenous ceremony that will explore justice, identity and belonging in the context of Education for Reconciliation.

The TRC issued 94 Calls to Action, with a number of the recommendations specific to institutions of higher education.  The call is to work with Indigenous peoples to incorporate Indigenous knowledges and ways of learning through the eyes of local traditional knowledge keepers and elders, to inform intercultural learning and social healing.



Thu, 29 Sep 2016 7:00 PM


Doors Open at 6:00PM



Vancouver Playhouse
600 Hamilton St., Vancouver



General: $20
Students & Seniors: $10


In efforts to ensure we host an inclusive event, we work to ensure no one is turned away. If you are unable to afford a ticket please contact publicsq@sfu.ca. 

Wab Kinew (pron: WOB ka-NOO) is a one-of-a-kind talent, named by the National Post as “an aboriginal leader seeking to engage with Canadians at large”. He is the MLA for Fort Rouge in Manitoba and the author of the award winning Number 1 national bestseller “The Reason You Walk: A Memoir.” Wab is a former University executive, host of the documentary series “8th Fire” and successfully defended Joseph Boyden’s “The Orenda” on CBC’s Canada Reads literary competition. His hip-hop music and journalism projects have won numerous awards. He has a BA in Economics, is completing a Masters degree in Indigenous Governance and is a member of the Midewin. Wab is also an Honourary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.


The President’s Dream Colloquium on Returning to the Teachings is generously funded by SFU President’s OfficeOffice of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral FellowsFaculty of EducationSFU Office for Aboriginal PeoplesSFU Vancouver, and SFU Public Square.