Congratulations to Kahn-Tineta Horn on her recent election as president of the Canadian Alliance in Solidarity with Native People.

The organization, setup in I960 and originally called the Indian-Eskimo Association, has 3,000 members across Canada. At its latest annual meeting, CASP members voted to support the rights of First Nations in Quebec in the face of the PQ’s big sovereignty push.

Kahn-Tineta Horn is a member of the Bear Clan of the Mohawk Nation at Kahnawake. She took part in the 1962 Conference on Indian Poverty in Washington, D.C. and the blocking of the Canada-U.S. bridge at Akwesasne in 1968. She was also behind the razor wires at Oka in 1990 and was fired from her 20-year job at Indian Affairs as a result. She has four daughters and one grandchild.