Waneek Horn-Miller

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Waneek Horn-Miller
Medal record
Women's water polo
Competitor for  Canada
Pan American Games
Gold 1999 Winnipeg Team
World Championships
Bronze 2001 Fukuoka Team

Waneek Horn-Miller is a Mohawk of Kahnawake.[1] She was a member of the Canadian Women's Waterpolo Team that won a Gold Medal at the 1999 Pan-Am Games in Winnipeg.[2]

Sporting career[edit]

For the 2000 Sydney Olympics preview issue of Time Magazine, Waneek posed nude on the cover.[1]

Private life[edit]

She is the daughter of former model and First Nations activist Kahn-Tineta Horn, and the sister of actress Kaniehtiio Horn.

In 2008, she chose to "marry out", marrying a white man, fellow Canadian Olympian Keith Morgan, of Calgary, whom she met at the 2000 Summer Olympics, instead of a fellow Native North American or status Indian. This decision de jure bars her from living at the Mohawk community to which she belongs, Kahnewake, which rules that those who marry-out cannot live on the Indian Reserve.[3] In 2010, she was told to leave the community.[4] In 2014, she again faced eviction, due to her mixed marriage.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2000: Waneek Miller poses for TIME". Water Polo Legends. 31 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Canadian Press (CP) (8 August 1999). "Canadian Medallists". Slam! Sports. Canoe.ca. 
  3. ^ Linda Diebel (1 June 2008). "Band's rules cast shadow on love story". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  4. ^ Geoffrey Vendeville (10 August 2014). "Kahnawake eviction controversy flares up". The Gazette (Montreal). Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  5. ^ CTV News Montreal. "Non-natives pressured to leave Kahnawake Mohawk reserve". CTV Montreal. 

External links[edit]

  • Facebook: Waneekhornmiller
  • Twitter: waneekhm