Kahentinetha Kahnawake

Kahentinetha Rotiskarewake (formerly Horn) of the Bear Clan is a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) from Kahnawà:ke territory. Initially working in the fashion industry, Kahentinetha went on to play a key role as speaker and writer in the indigenous resistance, which she has done consistently for the last six decades. During this time she witnessed and took part in numerous struggles, including the blockade of the Akwesasne border crossing in 1968. She has published several books including Mohawk Warrior Three, and has been in charge of running the Mohawk Nation News service since the Oka crisis of 1990. She is now caring for her twenty children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Kahentinetha means “she who is always at the forefront.”