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Kahente Horn-Miller

Associate Professor

Degrees:M.A. (Concordia), Ph.D. (Concordia)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 4030
Email:kahente.hornmiller@carleton.ca
Office:1220 Dunton Tower

Dr. Kahente Horn-Miller (Kahente means “she walks ahead”) (Kanien:keha’ka/Mohawk) received her doctorate in 2009. She is a mother to four daughters and Aksotha (grandmother). Currently she is an Associate Professor in the School of Indigenous and is the inaugural Assistant Vice-President, Indigenous Initiatives.

Dr. Horn-Miller research and teaching is centred in the development of Haudenosaunee-specific research and pedagogical practices. Her research interests include Indigenous methodologies, Indigenous women, identity politics, colonization, Indigenous governance, and consensus-based decision making. Her governance work and community-based research involves interpreting Haudenosaunee culture and bringing new life to old traditions. Her performance piece We are Her and She is Us, is a modern telling of the Haudenosaunee story of creation that centres on Sky Woman and her fall to earth.

She Co-Chaired the Carleton University Strategic Indigenous Initiatives Committee which resulted in Kinàmàgawin, Carleton’s revitalized Indigenous strategy. In 2018 she initiated the Indigenous Collaborative Learning Bundles project which is successfully increasing Indigenous content in classrooms across disciplines.

You may have stolen and mined our lands, but you will not steal and mine our names

“Standing With Sky Woman: A conversation in cultural fluency” in Performing Turtle Island: New Essays on Indigenous Theatre and Performance. University of Regina Press. (Fall 2019)

“Bring Us Back into the Dance: Women of the Wasase” in Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. Eds. Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman. Seal Press. 2nd Edition. July 16, 2019.

“How Did Adoption Become A Dirty Word? Indigenous Citizenship Orders as Irreconcilable Spaces of Aboriginality.” AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples – Special Edition on Adoption and Indigenous Citizenship Orders. Eds. Kahente Horn-Miller and Damien Lee. Vol.14(4). Pp. 354-364.

“Wild card: making sense of adoption and Indigenous citizenship orders in settler colonial contexts.” AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples – Special Edition on Adoption and Indigenous Citizenship Orders. Kahente Horn-Miller and Damien Lee. Vol.14(4). Pp. 293-299.

“IO STER IS (It’s funny): Humour as Medicine in Kanienkehaka Society” originally published in V7.3 (Jun 2015) pp. 21-49. TheQuint, V9.3, June 2018, reprinted. Pp. 107-134.