|Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca, screen capture by Censored News|
Ponca Casey Camp-Horinek: The white man has turned on its own, seizing the land of farmers and ranchers
By Brenda Norrell
WASHINGTON DC -- Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca, said the white man has turned on its own. White farmers and ranchers on the route of the Keystone XL pipeline are having to face the same seizure of the land and destruction that Native Americans have always faced.
Speaking during the Cowboy and Indian Alliance’s Reject and Protect action in DC, Camp-Horinek said the tar sands have already devastated First Nations relatives in Canada and is now targeting Native Americans and their relatives to the south.
Joined by ranchers from Nebraska, Camp-Horinek said, “They are having to face the same thing as we did in all these centuries of the devastation of our earth, where the white man would come through and just take what he wanted.”
“Now he has turned on his own. He is going to the ranchers and farmers and is doing the same thing to them.”
|Reject and Protect in DC: Screen capture by Censored News|
Camp-Horinek said a powerful alliance has been formed between Native people, farmers and ranchers in the Cowboy and Indian Alliance.
As Native women raised tipis on the National Mall, Camp-Horinek said, “We are women of power. We are going to change the structure because we have a vested interest in the generations to come.”
“We are going to make a difference. They will listen to us, or they will die the same deaths. They will suffocate in their same nests.”
|Reject and Protect tipi raising: Screen capture Censored News|
Watch the following video of Reject and Protect and listen to more of the words of Casey Camp-Horinek and Winona LaDuke. LaDuke describes the dream that brought her with her sister, and fighting on horseback the flow of the pipeline. http://www.idlenomore.ca/reject_and_protect_day_1