Source: Native American Times
On September 7, 2005 the Native American Times reported, "Within hours after ominous reports began filtering in that problems in Louisiana and Mississippi were mounting, the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference swung into action. Based in Oklahoma City, the conference is comprised of 89 Native American Churches in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. The conference has sent a disaster relief team to Camp Gruber, the Oklahoma site where hundreds of evacuees are taking refuge. They have also dispatched a team to Biloxi. 'We were contacted to send teams to remove debris and perform other repairs,' Rev. Chebon Kernell, a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, told the Native American Times. 'We immediately mobilized our disaster relief teams.'"