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Kinew considers run for national chief

Wab Kinew

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Wab Kinew (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

Winnipeg broadcaster, musician and university strategist Wab Kinew is mulling a run for the national leadership of the Assembly of First Nations

Kinew said Tuesday he is considering a run for national chief, a position vacated on May 2 when B.C.'s Shawn Atleo resigned over Bill C-33, the proposed federal legislation governing First Nations education.

Kinew said he is considering his family and career obligations before he makes a final decision.

A former rapper and CBC reporter, Kinew is the University of Winnipeg's director of indigenous inclusion and a correspondent for Al-Jazeera.

Kinew was raised in Onegaming First Nation, an Anishinaabe community in northwestern Ontario, located southeast of Kenora along Highway 71. Onegaming sits along a traditional portage between Lake of the Woods and Kakagi Lake.

Kinew said he will make a decision by the end of May, when the AFN determines when an election will take place.

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Updated on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 12:01 PM CDT:
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