Casey Camp-Horinek, Councilwoman, and Hereditary Drumkeeper of the Womens’ Scalp Dance Society of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma is a longtime activist, environmentalist, actress, and published author.
First taking up the cause of Native and Human Rights in the early 70s, it has been in the last 15 years that she began her plea for Environmental Justice for her Ponca people and people around the globe. Calling it the “toxic tour” Casey has identified and diligently worked to remediate and bring attention to the corridor of toxic environmental industry surrounding the historic lands of the Ponca people. Because of Casey’s work the Ponca Nation is the first Tribe in the State of Oklahoma to adopt the Rights of Nature Statute, and to pass a moratorium on Fracking on Tribal Lands. Casey was also instrumental in the drafting, and adoption of the first ever International Indigenous Women’s Treaty protecting the Rights of Nature.
Casey travels the globe bringing awareness, speaking multiple times at the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Issues, she is also a board member of WECAN, and Movement Rights, and continues to lend her support to grassroots environmental organizations and budding activists around the world.