Most people have heard of the outcome in Baby Veronica's case and recent victory of the Absentee-Shawnee in having Baby Deseray returned to their care and custody. What will future outcomes of ICWA cases. What must we do to ensure that our children remain within their traditional, cultural and spiritual environment.
Charles Tripp, Cherokee. Successfully litigated the case of Baby Deseray for Absentee-Shawnee. Currently the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Kaw Nation in Oklahoma and serves as district Judge, attorney general and prosecutor/public defender for several tribal judiciaries in OK and KS.
Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca. Activist, Elder, and Actress. She is one of only 100 women representatives selected world-wide to attend the International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative (IWEC’) in NYC this past weekend.
JoKay Dowell, Quapaw/Cherokee. Journalist, photographer and Activist.
Glenda Sue Deer, Kickapoo. American Indian Movement Activist and former foster mother.
KANSAS -- Longest Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz today, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Thanks to Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson, Western Shoshone long walker, for sharing photos via cell with Censored News!
Long Walker Sharon Heta, Maori, said, "Expressions of gratefulness is extended to Dennis and Brenda Yarnall and their son Zac of Cardinal Creek Farm in Leon, Kansas in opening their home and hearts to the Longest Walk4: Return to Alcatraz and providing a dinner after walking 17 miles today. The LW4 is humbled, especially as the Yarnell family was not aware about the LW4 or that it was a spiritual walk to Alcatraz for indigenous peoples of Turtle Island and the World. As we walk in prayer for indigenous sovereignty, we come to learn that our hosts the Yarnell family of Cardinal Creek Farm are committed to building a stronger community by building connections between people while strengthening the connection with our natural world. It was a good day walking as the butterflies spread their wings, towards the turquoise blue Kansas skies." Wichita Sunday The Longest Walk 4: Return to Alcatraz will be in Wichita this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at 12:30 pm at the Keeper of the Plains to give a presentation about Native Issues and the impact of Tar sands pipeline.