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 ››

Cindy Martin

My work is to support women and girls in the four areas of wellness; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Some specific areas are food, nutrition, exercise and indigenous community health approaches. Promote the traditional health model of the Haudenosaunee, referred to as the “Reconnection Journey through the Tree Rings” – for training, advising and mentoring to help women recover, rebuild and reclaim self. Read More ››

Crystal A Cavalier-Keck

Crystal Cavalier is a Certified Cyber and Information Security Analyst. She is an expert in her field of Strategic Intelligence and cyber security. She has conducted training around the East Coast on Coordinated Tribal/Community Response for emergency management through disasters (natural or man-made). 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 ››

Nikki Locklear

Miss., Locklear has worked 12+ years in DV Advocacy with over 10 years in direct services as an advocate and as a Shelter Manager at a DV/SA/HT Agency. In these positions, she has had the opportunity to work with state and federally funded grants geared toward providing culturally congruent services to American Indians. Read More ››