Si Kahn is grateful for his family’s Canadian roots.  His paternal grandfather Gabriel Kahn, after escaping from the Czar’s army in Russia, was a pick-and-shovel laborer for the Canadian Pacific Railway when the CPR built the northern spur through the Ontario Shield towards Timmons in the early 1900s.  Now in his 52nd year as a civil rights, union and community organizer and musician, Si is currently the lead organizer for Musicians United To Protect Bristol Bay (www.MusiciansUnited.info), an international network of over 700 musicians who use their music and media access to help stop the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska.