Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

October 21, 2011

Justice for Naomi Rally Nov. 2 Oklahoma Capitol

Wednesday, November 2 · 11:00am - 3:00pm

Oklahoma State Capitol - South Plaza
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK

Naomi's foster mother was found guilty in her death and only fined $5,000. This outrage has sent shockwaves across the country. Please attend and wear a white ribbon to give little Naomi a voice. For more info, contact Rosemary at: (405) 201-3143 or (405) 863-4037

By Ben Carnes
Recently, a Logan County jury found foster mother, Amy Holder, guilty of felony child abuse. The jury recommended only a $5,000 fine in the bludgeon death of two-year-old Cheyenne & Arapaho member, Naomi Whitecrow.

The sentence sparked an outrage, not just in the Native communities, but also by many parents and people throughout the world. In the social network, Facebook, Glenda Deer set up an event notification asking people to come to the Logan County Courthouse on Nov. 7th in Guthrie, OK, at Amy Holders 3PM sentencing in support of a stiffer sentence and support for "little Naomi". She wrote,
"$5,000 for killing a Indian child in 2011?!... Our Indian kids are priceless....there is NO amount of $ that can be set on ANY child...I SAY PACK THE COURTROOM NOVEMBER (7th)...!!! LET GUTHERIE FEEL THE PRESENCE OF INDIAN PEOPLE! There is no JUSTICE for indian really is "JUST US"

Rosemary Stephens, Editor-in-Chief for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune, who followed and attended the trial, initiated a letter writing campaign with the support of the Cheyenne & Arapaho.
Ms. Stephens has also organized a "Campaign Justice for Naomi Rally" at the state capitol building on the South Plaza in Oklahoma City for Nov. 2nd (11AM - 3PM)
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Lakota mother speaks out for children
Yolonda Blue Horse, Lakota, whose daughter was killed by a babysitter in Texas, struggled in court for a long time to see that justice was delivered. Yolonda sent this message: "I wanted to share this with you. It is another case I have been trying to help with. A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by an individual in Oklahoma about another 2 year old child, her name was Naomi White Crow. She was murdered by her foster mother and unfortunately the prosecutor could only charge the foster mother, at the time, with Felony Child Abuse of which the foster mother, Amy Holder, was found GUILTY of. However, the punishment that the jury handed down was only a $5000 fine. I am sure you are just as shocked as I was to hear of this sad news. With the help of the Cheyenne Arapaho newspaper, (Naomi was a member) in Oklahoma, there was a letter writing campaign going on. In addition, now there is a rally up in Oklahoma on November 2nd. I have attached the information. Please take your time to read her story. I was also asked to tell my daughter's story, it is also in the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribune newspaper. If any of you can make the rally to show your support for Justice for this little girl's heinous murder and just to be a voice for this child, please let me know. Please say a prayer for Naomi White Crow and her family. My biggest hope is that this child did not die in vain. We hope some changes or perhaps a murder charge can be brought to light. At this rally, I will also share my part of my daughter's story. I will share what I have learned....and that is, if this woman gets off again, she is only being given, yet another opportunity, to hurt or kill another child. The same situation as the monster who killed my daughter. "

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