American-Indians Plan Protest Of Centennial Celebration

Monday, November 5th 2007, 3:13 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A group of American Indians are planning a protest during next week's celebration of Oklahoma's centennial.

Brenda Golden of the Muscogee Creek Nation helped organize what is being called a "survival walk" to remind people of what happened to Native Americans.

Golden says she wants to bring awareness to what American Indians lost with the settlement and statehood of Oklahoma.

The protestors plan to carry a banner reading "Why Celebrate 100 Years of Theft" and will gather November 16 at 9 a.m. in northwest Oklahoma City and march to the state Capitol.

November 16 is the 100th anniversary of Oklahoma becoming a state.