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Spotlight: Elsie Boudeau with ANTHC's Domestic Violence Prevention Intiative

iknowmine staff - Friday, July 06, 2012
nativevoice:
“ Elsie, my hero by lauritadianita on Flickr.
Elsie, my hero - The beautiful and incredible and awe-inspiring Elsie Boudeau, one of the trainers in the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative project. (This project is why we went to...

nativevoice:

Elsie, my hero by lauritadianita on Flickr.

Elsie, my hero - The beautiful and incredible and awe-inspiring Elsie Boudeau, one of the trainers in the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative project. (This project is why we went to Barrow, to train local folks in how to improve the local response to violence and support victims). If you don’t know who Elsie is, you ought to. She is a hero of ending child sexual abuse, ending domestic violence and sexual violence, helping people heal and find justice, and doing it in a culturally-affirming way. She is a Yup’ik Alaska Native social worker-survivor-sister.

Check out: www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/the-silence/ to learn about her work and an important, sad piece of Alaska’s history.
© Laura Norton-Cruz

Here at iknowmine.org we love the work that Elsie does and hear about her all the time when we travel to the villages. I love seeing our leaders highlighted here on tumblr and on pbs.

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