Actress Q'orianka Kilcher speaks during the People Speak ASCAP Music Cafe performance held during the 2009 Sundance Music Festival on January 22, 2009 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Q'orianka Kilcher (Getty Images)more pics »Q'Orianka Kilcher (Getty Images)
Actress Q'Orianka Kilcher
, best known for her role as Pocahontas in the 2005 film The New World
, was arrested at the White House Wednesday along with her mother. The two were protesting a visit from Peruvian President Alan Garcia. Kilcher's father is a Peruvian Indian.
Q'Orianka, 20, and her mother Saskia, 41, were taken into custody by U.S. Park Police after Kilcher handcuffed herself to the White House fence and her mother poured a black substance over her. Off-shore oil drilling provides Peru with a large part of its economy.
Kilcher and her mother told authorities that they were protesting Garcia's upcoming visit when they were arrested. A court hearing for the two has been scheduled for June 9th.In Photos: Q'Orianka KilcherActress Q'orianka Kilcher arrives at the 7th Annual Global Green USA Pre-Oscar held at the Avalon on March 3, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Actress Qorianka Kilcher attends the opening night of 'STOMP' at the Pantages Theatre on January 26, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Actress Qorianka Kilcher attends the opening night for the 'Riverdance' Farewell Performances of the Boyne Company at the Pantages Theater on January 12, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)more pics »