Coffee With My Ma



My radical activist mother Kahentinetha Horn tells me stories of her verylong adventurous life, always with the sense of humour that carried herthrough.


  • EP . 13 CWMM - Ma and Her Brief Encounter with the Friendship Centre Murderer + Ma Finds Herself at Robert Kennedy’s Funeral

    25/03/2020 Duration: 35min

    In our final episode of season one Ma tells us about the time she encountered the friendship centre murderer! Then we hear the first story she ever told, where recording all this began. She tells me how she ended up at Robert Kennedys funeral! I recorded this way before the COVID-19 Pandemic started, but decided maybe everyone could use a healthy distraction and a couple of Ma's stories right about now. I know I sure miss her but she is keeping safe at home in Kahnawake.From the bottom of my heart I’d like to thank Birch Bark Coffee Co. for fuelling this ride. Kristi Lane Sinclair for the theme music, Patrick Hunter for our logo, niawen to My ma for her stories, Rick Penn for co producing, Ontario Arts Council for making the first season possible, Cheekbone Beauty for making us look pretty, and of course all of you beautiful fantastic people for taking the time to stop by and have some coffee with me and my ma!! Until next season, onen ki wahi sewakwekon!!!!wash your hands and stay the fuck home!! D

  • BONUS EPISODE - #KahnawakeStandsWithWetsuweten

    02/03/2020 Duration: 19min

    #KahnawakeStandsWithWetsuweten a short podcast highlighting the voices of Kahnawake and the people standing in solidarity with our brothers and sisters out west. www.unistoten.campMusic by Kristi Lane Sinclair

  • EP. 12 CWMM - Ma Goes To Europe and Gets Stuck There For A Year

    27/08/2019 Duration: 42min

    The little 17 year old kid from Kahnawake signs up for a student exchange and gets selected to go to Europe! For what is only supposed to be a few months, Ma ends up having a year long adventure of a lifetime! Get ready for a story that involves a raid at an Algerian belly dancing club in France and being interrogated by Russians in Berlin!

  • EP. 11 CWMM - Ma And That Asshole At Indian Affairs

    18/05/2019 Duration: 28min

    Ma gives a bit of insight as to what it was like as an Indigenous person on the grind of 9-5 at Indian Affairs Canada. The ending is so satisfying I promise!

  • EP. 10 CWMM - Ma Goes To Cuba In 1959 'Just To See.'

    15/12/2018 Duration: 35min

    Todays episode Ma tells us about the time her and some buddies drove down to Florida and then flew to Cuba to check it out just after Fidel took over in 1959. Its a good one. ¡Viva la Revolución!

  • EP. 9 CWMM - Ma's Life Is Saved By Her Full Length Faux Fur Coat - The Police Brutality Episode.

    01/11/2018 Duration: 30min

    Today’s episode was kind of hard to hear and make, if I’m being honest. Ma tells me about the time the Surete Du Quebec (provincial police) beat the shit out of her when she went to get some groceries for us, alone. It was high tension climate, post-blockade Quebec and I vividly remember going to bail her out wearing my faux silk pajamas and Warrior Flag bomber. It may make you angry, it sure fired up some things inside myself. So be warned, this story could be triggering, but if you stick around for the outtakes, Ma’s bestie June has a gooder. 

  • EP. 8 CWMM - Ma Clears The Air About Marlon (Brando).

    14/10/2018 Duration: 33min

    In todays episode I sit down with Ma and she explains what really went down back in the 60s, when Marlon (first name basis oh la la) called her up outta the blue in Kahnawake. She gives us the scoop on her first trip to Hollywood, what Marlons villa looked like, and how she rubbed elbows with stars like Eugene Burdick at a political fundraiser in San Fran!  

  • EP. 7 Ma Is Pregnant and Gets Jumped By The Teachers Pet at McGill

    12/09/2018 Duration: 18min

    In the early 1970's Ma is pregnant with her second child and goes back to school.. again. When questioning one of the teachers, some nut-bag from Westmount jumps her from behind. Ma tells us about that rumble, the aftermath and how we should always 'question everything'. sound mixing by PennTraxx theme - Kristi Lane Sinclair logo - Patrick Hunter Sponsors Birch Bark Coffee Co. Cheekbone Beauty USE DISCOUNT CODE "COFFEE" FOR 10% OFF YOUR ONLINE ORDER! Section 35

  • EP. 6 Ma And Her Adventures With Chief Pine Of Garden River

    18/08/2018 Duration: 16min

    With the help of her cousins, Ma prepares for battle before going up to Garden River. Chief Pine asked for her help and she was ready..... to take on The National Indian Brotherhood.

  • EP. 5 CWMM - Ma And The Gang Bus To Ottawa to See Elvis in 1957/Ma and The CGIT (Craziest Girls In Town)

    14/08/2018 Duration: 25min

    Today’s episode is fun! Ma tells us about the time her and some rebels from Quebec bussed to Ottawa to see Elvis in 1957. Scandalous! **Video link of Elvis’ performance in Ottawa. CBC - Then she talks about her adventure with the Kahnawake faction of the ‘Canadians Girls In Training’. We also announce the winner of the ‘LipKit’ by our sponsor Cheekbone Beauty! LISTENERS USE CODE ‘COFFEE’ for 10% off at

  • EP. 1 CWMM - Ma Takes On The Toronto Telegram

    04/08/2018 Duration: 34min

    E.1. CWMM - . .*first aired April 16th 2018* MA TAKES ON THE TORONTO TELEGRAM . First I take a few minutes to explain the evolution of this project and then we get into the action. In this episode Kahentinetha (my Ma) tells me one of my favourite stories. It takes place during Expo67 and theres a fist fight, the drunk tank, a tearful phone call with Peter Czowski and much much more! . WARNING- WE SWEAR AND CURSE IN THIS ! . Hosted by - Kaniehtiio Horn Ma is Kahentinetha Horn . instagram - @coffeewithmymapodcast twitter - @coffeewtihmyma facebook - coffeewithmyma email - . sound mixing by PennTraxx produced by - Kaniehtiio Horn and PENNTRAXX . LINK- NFB - YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND artwork by Patrick Hunter theme music by Kristi Lane Sinclair . (c) All rights reserved to Kaniehtiio Alexandra Jessie Horn Batt

  • EP . 4 CWMM - Ma Steals Larry The Cree Baby, Surviving The 60s Scoop

    26/06/2018 Duration: 27min

    Ma tells the story of when she helped out a couple of Cree girls who wanted to keep their babies. I also talk about a campaign I think we should all get behind, The Moosehide Campaign started by my gal pal Raven Lacerte. Cheekbone Beauty is now sponsoring us and has given a discount code for our listeners! Hosted by - Kaniehtiio HornMa is Kahentinetha HornInstagram - coffeewithmymapodcasttwitter - coffeewithmymafacebook - coffeewithmymaemail - coffeewithmyma@gmail.comsound mixing by PennTraxx Theme - Kristi Lane Sinclair Logo - Patrick HunterBirch Bark Coffee Co.www.birchbarkcoffeecompany.comCheekbone

  • EP . 3 CWMM - Ma Gets Fired...A Few Times...PART 2 - Foreman Dickson To The Rescue and When Indian Affairs Really Doesn't Want You Around.

    17/05/2018 Duration: 35min

    First things first I want to say something quickly about Ma giving AFN (ASSembly of First Nations) a good old fashioned elder scolding. Then we get into the good stuff, Ma discusses her first job at the tender age of 13 and how a man from Kahnawake did a very sweet thing to help her out. Then we get into the biggie, when Ma got fired from Indian Affaires because she was barricaded behind razor wire and surrounded by the Van Doos!! Oh Canada! Hosted by - Kaniehtiio Horn Ma is Kahentinetha Horn Instagram - coffeewithmymapodcast twitter - coffeewithmyma facebook - coffeewithmyma email - sound mixing by PennTraxx Theme - Kristi Lane Sinclair Logo - Patrick Hunter Birch Bark Coffee Co.

  • EP. 2 CWMM - Ma Gets Fired...A Few Times... PART 1 - The Canadian Chemical Company Debacle and The Arranged Marriage.

    30/04/2018 Duration: 30min

    EP. 2 CWMM - Ma Gets Fired...A Few Times... PART 1 - The Canadian Chemical Company Debacle and The Arranged Marriage. In today’s episode, Ma tells us about when she started work as a file filer in Montreal in the mid 1950s, it was short lived, you’ll hear why. Then Ma starts secretarial work for what is now known as Air Canada, and somehow finds herself in Mexico with her cousin... Hosted by - Kaniehtiio Horn Ma is Kahentinetha Horn Instagram - coffeewithmymapodcast Twitter - coffeewithmyma Facebook - coffeewithmyma Email - Sound-mixing by PennTraxx Theme - Kristi Lane Sinclair Logo - Patrick Hunter Birch Bark Coffee Co.