Casey Camp-Horinek

Ponca Tribal Councilwoman

Region(s): North America
Country of focus: Canada, United States
Based in Marland

Casey Camp-Horinek, Hereditary Drum Keeper of the Women’s Scalp Dance Society and Elder of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma, is a longtime activist, environmentalist, actress, and author. She has been at the forefront of grassroots community efforts to educate and empower both Native and non-Native community members on environmental and civil rights issues.

She is a Senior Advisor to Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network International (@WECAN_INTL)  and  a Board Member of Movement Rights (@MovementRights), lending her support to grassroots environmental organizations and activists around the world. She has been a prominent opponent of the Dakota  and Keystone XL pipelines.

She began her advocacy efforts by taking up the cause of Native and human rights in the early 70s. Over the past 15 years, she has increasingly focused on global environmental justice, with a special emphasis on her Ponca people. Calling it the “toxic tour,” Casey has identified and 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.  Casey travels the globe bringing awareness and regularly speaking at the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Issues.