Q'orianka Kilcher Busted at White House; Pocahontas Actress Wants Rights for Peruvian Indians

Actress Q'orianka Kilcher, who played Pocahontas in "The new World."
Q'orianka Kilcher (Personal Photo)

WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) Q'orianka Kilcher knows drama. The actress who played the Native American Pocahontas in the 2005 film, "The New World," was arrested Tuesday for latching herself to a White House fence - an apparent political protest.

Authorities say the 20-year-old's mother poured a black substance over her.

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The pair told officials they were protesting a visit by Peru's president, Alan Garcia. Q'orianka Kilcher's father is a Peruvian Indian.

According to, "Q'orianka Kilcher was in Lima last week in support of Peruvian indigenous leader Alberto Pizango, who has been accused of fueling protests against foreign investment in which more than 30 people died."

The actress was also flexing her political muscles in April when she was seated with Bolivian president Evo Morales during a political rally for climate change and the "Rights of Mother Earth."

Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser says mother and daughter were expected to appear in District of Columbia Superior Court.

Q'orianka Kilcher is charged with disorderly conduct. Her mother is charged with defacing U.S. government property.