“A language barrier has never existed for us. We have a deep love for our people. In her I see a warrior for her people and Mother Earth. Our commonality has allowed us to transcend the language barrier.” •
Casey Camp-Horinek (Ponca from Oklahoma), reunites with Gloria Ushigua (Sápara from the Ecuadorian Amazon) at the Protecting Mother Earth conference on Nisqually Territory. •
Casey Camp-Horinek is a tribal councilwoman, activist and Emmy award winning actress fighting fracking in her community. Since fracking began on her reservation, the well water became too toxic to drink. She estimates that one tribe member dies per week from fracking-related autoimmune diseases or cancers. “People need to understand that what they call ‘resources,’ we [Indigenous Peoples] call ‘life sources,'" says Camp-Horinek. •
Gloria Ushigua is Coordinator of the Sápara women's organisation Ashiñwaka, which defends Sápara people's ancestral land and environmental rights. Since 2010, Gloria has been working to defend her community from private and State-owned companies seeking to exploit oil deposits in Sápara territory. As a result, she has been threatened, intimidated, judicially harassed, discredited on national television by high public officials and assaulted by law enforcement officers, along with other members of her family. •
Casey and Gloria continue to work tirelessly to fight fossil fuel extraction both locally and globally.
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