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Mekasi Camp Horinek, State Director: Mekasi Camp Horinek is a long time Native Rights Activist, Environmentalist, and member of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma. As a traditional man of the Ponca Nation, Mekasi helps maintain the cultural identity of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma for future generations. Mekasi has been at the forefront of grassroots community efforts to educate and empower both native and non-native community members about both environmental and civil rights issues. During the Keystone XL fight, Mekasi was a key leader of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance and continues that work of bringing together unlikely alliances to stop risky fossil fuel projects and to protect the sacred water.