Director at Green Country Guardians
Pamela Kingfisher is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, born to the Bird Clan and has been a consultant to foundations and non profits. She farms organically on her grandmother’s allotment land in NE Oklahoma working with bees and medicinal plants. In May 2018 Pam was alerted that six chicken houses were being built on Spring Creek near Oaks. She activated her contacts, started a facebook page and sounded the alarm. The six houses were shut down in 13 days and the Cherokee Nation bought the land, taking it off the table! Pam then organized 18 community meetings to alert citizens, gather information and ask OK Agencies to explain themselves to the affected community members. This organizing led to the first OK setbacks on poultry houses and a six-month suspension on new poultry feeding permits. Last summer, Pam lobbied for and received a legislative “interim study” at the OK House. By creating a big umbrella, Pam brought in every environmental organization and leader to the fight.