Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth: November 8, 1986
*father – Scottish, German, English
*mother – Mohawk Iroquois First Nations
Kaniehtiio Horn is a Canadian actress. She is also credited as Tiio Horn. She was nominated for a Gemini Award for her role in the television film Moccasin Flats: Redemption.
Her father is a lawyer of Scottish, German, and English descent. Her mother, Kahn-Tineta Horn, is a model, and Mohawk activist.
Pictures of Kaniehtiio with her mother can be seen here.
Kaniehtiio has said:
My mother’s Mohawk and my father is Scottish/German from Nova Scotia. But my mother is Mohawk and super dark, so I think that might be part of it. She used to model in the 60’s and was part of the civil rights movement for Native Americans. I used to live on a reserve, but I went back and forth between my reserve and Ottawa where my father lived, so I kind of had a double life growing up.
Kaniehtiio’s paternal grandfather was Robert John Fraser Batt (the son of Johann Jakob Friedrich Batt and Janet/Jennet Fraser). Robert was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. Johann was born in Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine, of ethnic German descent, the son of Jacques Batt and Madeleine Gruninger. Janet was born in Danderhall, Midlothian, Scotland, the daughter of John Fraser and Janet Smart.
Kaniehtiio’s paternal grandmother was Jessie Amelia Harding (the daughter of William E. Harding and Margaret Townsend Wood). Jessie was born in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Kaniehtiio’s maternal grandfather was named Assenaientor/Joe Horn.
Kaniehtiio’s maternal grandmother was named Konwenni/Margaret Diabo.