Tobasonakwut Peter Kinew
Tobasonakwut is considered to be "a teacher extraordinare" by students and faculty at universities where he has taught and at reservations and conferences where he has spoken. A fluent speaker of Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway) and English, Tobasonakwut is an imaginative thinker and orator.
Tobasonakwut is a pipe carrier, a member of the Mite'iwin, and a Sundancer for many years in the Anishinaabe and Lakota traditions.
Tobasonakwut is a well respected leader and elder in Anishinaabe society and across Canada and the United States. He has spearheaded action to strengthen treaty rights, language and culture, and to improve the socio-economic situation of First Nations people and communities.
Lecturer in Anishinaabemowin
and Anishinaabe Philosophy, Native American Studies,
Instructor & Elder, Native Health & Wellness Diploma program, University of Manitoba 2001
Instructor, University of Winnipeg, Western & Indigenous Philosophy Seminar 2001
Elder & Advisor
at Brandon University; member of advisory committee to design the Indigenous
University of Minnesota Scholar in Residence, Native American Studies 1998
Faculty Member, Banff Institute of Management, Aboriginal Government Relations 1992, 1996, 1998
Mr. Paul Day, Tribal
Mr. Phil Fontaine,
Head Commissioner, Federal Indian Claims Commission