My radical activist mother Kahentinetha Horn tells me stories of her very long adventurous life, always with the sense of humour that carried herthrough.
EP . 13 CWMM - Ma and Her Brief Encounter with the Friendship Centre Murderer + Ma Finds Herself at Robert Kennedy’s Funeral
In our final episode of season one Ma tells us about the time she encountered the friendship centre murderer! Then we hear the first story she ever told, where recording all this began. She tells me how she ended up at Robert Kennedys funeral!
I recorded this way before the COVID-19 Pandemic started, but decided maybe everyone could use a healthy distraction and a couple of Ma's stories right about now. I know I sure miss her but she is keeping safe at home in Kahnawake.
From the bottom of my heart I’d like to thank Birch Bark Coffee Co. for fuelling this ride. Kristi Lane Sinclair for the theme music, Patrick Hunter for our logo, niawen to My ma for her stories, Rick Penn for co producing, Ontario Arts Council for making the first season possible, Cheekbone Beauty for making us look pretty, and of course all of you beautiful fantastic people for taking the time to stop by and have some coffee with me and my ma!!
Until next season, onen ki wahi sewakwekon!!!!
wash your hands and stay the f**k home!! Do it for our elders like Ma!
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BONUS EPISODE - #KahnawakeStandsWithWetsuweten
#KahnawakeStandsWithWetsuweten a short podcast highlighting the voices of Kahnawake and the people standing in solidarity with our brothers and sisters out west.
Music by Kristi Lane Sinclair
EP. 12 CWMM - Ma Goes To Europe and Gets Stuck There For A Year
The little 17 year old kid from Kahnawake signs up for a student exchange and gets selected to go to Europe! For what is only supposed to be a few months, Ma ends up having a year long adventure of a lifetime! Get ready for a story that involves a raid at an Algerian belly dancing club in France and being interrogated by Russians in Berlin!
EP. 11 CWMM - Ma And That A*****e At Indian Affairs
Ma gives a bit of insight as to what it was like as an Indigenous person on the grind of 9-5 at Indian Affairs Canada. The ending is so satisfying I promise!
EP. 10 CWMM - Ma Goes To Cuba In 1959 'Just To See.'
Todays episode Ma tells us about the time her and some buddies drove down to Florida and then flew to Cuba to check it out just after Fidel took over in 1959. Its a good one. ¡Viva la Revolución!
EP. 9 CWMM - Ma's Life Is Saved By Her Full Length Faux Fur Coat - The Police Brutality Episode.
Today’s episode was kind of hard to hear and make, if I’m being honest. Ma tells me about the time the Surete Du Quebec (provincial police) beat the shit out of her when she went to get some groceries for us, alone. It was high tension climate, post-blockade Quebec and I vividly remember going to bail her out wearing my faux silk pajamas and Warrior Flag bomber. It may make you angry, it sure fired up some things inside myself. So be warned, this story could be triggering, but if you stick around for the outtakes, Ma’s bestie June has a gooder.
Fundamentally important and absolutely incredible
This is so important. The stories speak about, speak to, speak against the loud stories of colonialism. To listen to these stories as I walk on stolen Muskogee/Creek land, to hear both the connections to larger issues facing Indigenous communities while getting the specific personal, sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking, stories of you and your Ma is an absolute privilege.
Your Ma’s voice is so comforting. She reminds me so much of my Aunt and all her amazing stories. Thank you for sharing this part of your family and life.
Sharing is gifting knowledge
I found this podcast when looking for a book to read on Canada Reads 2020 and I saw your name. Our mom’s were friends through CASNP and therefore I had to hear your Mom’s wild and crazy stories. My mom past away in 2012 and hearing your mom has brought back many memories for me and my sisters. Aboriginal rights are often conveyed in less personal formats and hearing from you, your mom and friends helps spread the native’s message and experiences in a wonderful down to earth manner. Looking forward to season 2. Thank you!