TULSA – She orders her coffee black and indulges in a thick slice of carrot cake, which she agrees would best be enjoyed outside near the fire pit blazing on the patio of this mid-town Tulsa coffee shop. Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca, has made the more than hour long drive south into the city from her rural home near Marland. She’s here to talk about getting arrested, of all things, and to speak at a peaceful rally a little later downtown.
Arrested? Yes. A few weeks earlier, this near 70-year-old woman got herself zip-tied and locked in a basement. Her offense? She was praying and wouldn’t move.
She holds up her arm. The number 138 is written in black marker between her wrist and elbow. She laughs.
“Standing Rock 138. My new Indian name!”
She smiles behind the rim of her white coffee mug as she takes a sip.
PONCA CITY — Citizens of six north-central Oklahoma tribes took to the streets Friday afternoon in a show of solidarity with domestic violence victims and survivors.
Awash in purple and black, the crowd at the Fifth Annual Six Nations Domestic Violence Walk lapped Pioneer Park, with many holding up purple pinwheels in the breeze.
“We hear the rates and are astounded, but there is hope,” Native Alliance Against Violence executive director Dawn Stover said. “There are good things in Indian Country.
Cox Convention Center Inter-Tribal Homeless Veterans Stand Down
November 4, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — It is always somewhat emotional for Osage Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear when he looks out over historical tribal lands recently returned to the tribe.
He feels pride. He feels a responsibility to these ancestral lands. And, he feels determined.
"There is some emotion, sure there is," Standing Bear said. "But there’s another side to it, too. The Osage tribe is a vibrant political entity. This is not a dictatorship. There are different points of view.
"So, we have to look at all the options. We have reacquired 43,000 acres. That’s a lot of land. There is room for different ideas and uses."