Waneek Horn-Miller

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Waneek Horn-Miller
Medal record
Women's water polo
Representing  Canada
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg Team
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 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 American 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.

Waneek was present at the Oka Crisis in the occupational camp as a 14 year old. On the last day of the standoff as the occupiers were walking out there was a physical altercation between soldiers and Mohawk militants and Waneek was injured by a soldiers bayonet as she carried her sister, and nearly lost her life.[3]

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. ^ Oka Timeline: An Unresolved Land Claim Hundreds of Years in the Making, CBC, 19 November 2015, retrieved 6 February 2016 

External links[edit]

  • Facebook: Waneekhornmiller
  • Twitter: waneekhm