Monday, 11 February 2019, 7:00 p.m. at CUAG
Join Kahente Horn-Miller for a free, public dialogue with her mother, kahntinetha Horn, moderated by Carmen Robertson. The public life of kahntinetha Horn is the focus of Dr. Horn-Miller’s exhibition, My Mom, kahntinetha Horn, the “Military Mohawk Princess.” This conversation will unpack and explore the life and impact of this iconic Kanien’kehà:ka leader, activist, civil servant and former model.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome! CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator.
Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance from 6:45 to 7:00 p.m. Please see the visiting page for directions.
kahentinetha Horn was born in Brooklyn in 1940 and lived at Caughnawaga Indian Reserve (now Kahnawake), near Montreal, on and off through her youth. Often living away in cities where her father did ironwork. Horn started working as a model in the 1960s, turning this early attention into an activism fuelled by the destruction of her grandparents’ home at Caughnawaga in the 1950s, after the expropriation of their land for the St. Lawrence Seaway. She is a long-time political activist advocating for Kanien’kehà:ka sovereignty and Indigenous resource and treaty rights.
Dr. Kahente Horn-Miller (Kanien:keha’ka/Mohawk) received her doctorate in 2009. She is a mother to four daughters. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University. As an active member of her community, Dr. Horn-Miller is a figurative bridge builder as she continues to research and write on issues that are relevant to her work and academic interests such as Indigenous methodologies, Indigenous women, identity politics, colonization, Indigenous governance, and consensus-based decision making for her community and the wider society.
Dr. Carmen Robertson is the Canada Research Chair in North American Art and Material Culture in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, jointly appointed between the School for Studies in Art and Culture, the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture. A Scots-Lakota professor of art history, her research centers around contemporary Indigenous arts and constructions of Indigeneity in popular culture. In 2016, Robertson published Norval Morrisseau: Art and Life and Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau: Art and the Colonial Narrative in the Canadian Media. She is a member of the board of governors for the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada and the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society.