Wabanakwut “Wab” Kinew

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Wabanakwut Kinew
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Musician, broadcaster, administrator, MLA (2016-2019), MLA (2019-2023), MLA (2023-2027), Premier of Manitoba (2023-?).

Born at Kenora, Ontario on 31 December 1981, son of Tobasonakwut Kaagagewanakweb Kinew and Kathi Avery Kinew, he moved to Winnipeg in his childhood.

He was elected as a New Democrat for the Fort Rouge constituency in the 2016 provincial general election and was re-elected in 2019 and 2023. He became the first First Nations Premier of Manitoba.


We thank the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and Tracey Goncalves for providing a photograph used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 October 2023