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Tribal Members Rally In Support Of Naomi Whitecrow

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Cheyenne-Arapaho tribe members rally outside the capital in support of Naomi Whitecrow.  The child died of child abuse. Cheyenne-Arapaho tribe members rally outside the capital in support of Naomi Whitecrow. The child died of child abuse.

Lisa Monahan, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A two-year-old Native American dies in foster care. Now, tribal members are calling on lawmakers to deliver justice for Naomi Whitecrow.

The Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes do not believe Whitecrow's foster mother, Amy Holder is being held accountable.

The tribes say the punishment recommended for Amy Holder does not fit the crime.

A jury recommended Holder pay a $5,000 fine after they found Holder guilty of child abuse in the death of Whitecrow.

The tribes say a rally at the capitol Wednesday is not their first attempt to get justice and certainly will not be their last.

Naomi's Aunt, Debby Whitecrow, said, "I'm glad people are taking notice of all we got going here."

A crowd rallied for the two-year-old who was also a member of the tribes.

"We want justice that is what we are looking for in all of this. We are here to remember her life and the life she is no longer going to be able to live with us," Whitecrow said.

Tribal members wore buttons and held signs begging for justice for Naomi. The tribe said they will keep campaigning for a judge to send Holder to prison.

"We want everyone to know what kind of monster is still out there and lurks," Whitecrow said.

Tribal members said they plan to attend Holder's formal sentencing.

Holder's attorney says the jury made its decision and Holder will be ready to pay the fine at sentencing on November 7th.

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