Casey Camp-Horinek, Councilwoman and Hereditary Drumkeeper of the Women’s 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, diligently worked to remediate, and bring attention to, the corridor of toxic 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 and has spoken multiple times at the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Issues. Casey is a board member of WECAN and Movement Rights. She joined Earthworks’ board in 2019.