Native Sun News: Indian journalists take center stage at conference

Ponca traditionalist Casey Camp-Horinek addresses Society of Environmental Journalists in Norman, Oklahoma on October 7, 2015. Photo courtesy Talli Naumann

Indian journalists take center stage at conference
Traditionalists address environmental issues
By Clara Caufield
Native Sun News Correspondent

NORMAN, Okla. –– Native American journalists, speakers and traditionalists took center stage at the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) 25th annual conference here, Oct. 6-11. Presenters used their native languages, underscoring the vitality of indigenous and culture.

SEJ is a professional membership organization that includes hundreds of journalists from across the Americas and several foreign countries, who specialize in environmental reporting.

"We are all two-leggeds, walking this earth together, and we have a responsibility to Mother Earth. We appreciate your efforts and need your help in this battle to protect her,” said Casey Camp-Horinek, traditional drum keeper for the Ponca (Pa-tha-ta) Women’s Scalp Dance Society in Oklahoma.

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