“To be hurt, yet forgive. To do wrong, but forgive yourself. To depart from this world leaving only love. This is the reason you walk.” – Wab Kinew
In this memoir, we get a glimpse into the year that Wab Kinew spent reconnecting with his father. Through the power of story, Kinew recounts painful moments in the past and hopes for the future.
“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.” – Penguin Random House Canada
Marking the month of June as Indigenous Book Club Month and in recognition of National Aboriginal History Month, we invite you to read The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew. This memoir is listed as one of CBC Books 15 Books to Read for Indigenous Book Club Month.
The Reason You Walk is the current selection for the Quiet Book Club, an initiative of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). All RDC students, staff, and faculty are invited to join us at our next meeting to share how the book has impacted you personally or professionally:
Quiet Book Club
June 14, 2017 @ 12-1 pm
Location 913C (CTL)
The Reason You Walk is part of the RDC Library Collection.
It is also available for purchase in the RDC Campus Store.
“A moving father-son reconciliation told by a charismatic First Nations broadcaster, musician and activist.” Read the synopsis from Penguin Random House Canada.
Recommended Reading from RDC Library
- The Secret Path by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire
- We Were Children by the National Film Board (NFB)
- A knock on the door: the essential history of residential schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
- The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King (June 2016 Quiet Book Club Selection)