Alecia "Lisa" Heth

Ms. Lisa Heth has worked in the field of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse for over 24 years. She has been a strong advocate for women and children on the Crow Creek and Lower Brule reservations in South Dakota and is the executive director for Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc. (Helping Families) which operates two domestic violence shelters, one on the Crow Creek reservation and the other one located in Sioux Falls, SD, a transitional housing program and a resource center and is a the founder of the Children’s Safe Place (children’s advocacy center) located adjacent to Project Safe Shelter and recently Pathfinder Center, a place of refuge for victims of human trafficking. Read More ››

Annie Belcourt

Dr. Belcourt (Otter Woman) is an American Indian Associate Professor in the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Montana’s Pharmacy Practice and School of Public and Community Health Sciences Departments (enrolled tribal member of the Three Affiliated Tribes, Mandan, Hidatsa, Blackfeet, and Chippewa descent).  Read More ››

CC Hovie

Ericca “CC” Hovie is Anishinaabe (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) and the Communications Manager for StrongHearts Native Helpline. Read More ››

Donna Wolff

Donna Wolff, President of Northeast NE Suicide Prevention Coalition, lives in Norfolk, NE. She lost her son Zebulun to suicide March 1, 2009. He was 18 years old and a senior at Lutheran High Northeast in Norfolk. She is a mother, survivor of suicide loss, cosmetologist, Domestic Violence Community Outreach Advocate, certified in Basic Mediation, facilitator of a support group and has done numerous speaking events since losing her son. Read More ››

Jeremy NeVilles-Sorell

Jeremy NeVilles-Sorell has worked in the field of domestic violence since 1994 on issues affecting children who have experienced domestic violence, supervised visitation, batterer’s intervention, and providing training and education. He worked for four years coordinating the Duluth Family Visitation Center serving families with a history of domestic violence and dealing with visits and exchanges of children between parents.  Read More ››

Justine Baker

The majority of women are not assaulted once. There are 22 states without dedicated shelters to victims of sex trafficking.   Read More ››

Karen Artichoker

Karen Artichoker is our featured Speaker’s Bureau member this newsletter. She has been involved in the movement to end violence against native women for thirty (30) years when she co-coordinated the first “Indian Nations: Justice for Victims of Crime” conference. Read More ››

Lenny Hayes, MA

Lenny Hayes, MA, is an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton-Oyate of the northeast corner of South Dakota. He is owner and operator of Tate Topa Consulting, LLC.  Read More ››

Nancy Bordeaux

I currently work in the Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota area. I engage the community in a monthly training on historical complex trauma and healing.   Read More ››