Kahentinetha Horn recovering after attack on life by special forces at border

By Brenda Norrell

Kahentinetha Horn, publisher of Mohawk Nation News, is recovering and has been released from the hospital. Kahentinetha, 68, suffered a heart attack while handcuffed in a police stress hold in Canadian custody on June 14, after being attacked by special forces at the Cornwall/Akwesasne border. Katenies, an editor of Mohawk Nation News, was also beaten and jailed. Katenies was thrown on the ground, her face ground into the concrete and a knee jabbed in her kidneys. The two Mohawk grandmothers were attacked by at least 10 special forces.

It was the third attempt on Kahentinetha's life. In 1990, she was targeted by a sniper at Oka. In 1995, she was beaten by police. During the attack June 14, Kahentinetha was handcuffed in a police stress hold. When she screamed out in pain for officers to loosen the handcuffs, the handcuffs were tightened and she was told to bend over. She was in custody in the presence of a male and female officer and told to bend over. At this point, she suffered a trauma induced heart attack. Her brother who arrived quickly on the scene saved her life by ensuring that she was not left to die in the hospital. She was then surrounded in the hospital by family and others ensuring her safety. She is now resting and recovering.

For more information on Kahentinetha's condition and letters of support: waneek@ms.ca
To send contributions to support the lawsuit against the Canadian police/special forces who beat Kahentinetha and Katenies
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About Brenda Norrell

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.

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Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.