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In a whirlwind of events, WWGP Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Program Specialist Julia McLester was flown to the capitol to see President Obama sign a new law that gives Tribal authorities greater authority to prosecute & punish criminals, including perpetrators of domestic violence and sexual assault. Julia represented American Indians Against Abuse (AIAA) at the signing. View the video of the signing below!
Our own Executive Director Alice Skenandore reccomends this video, saying "You really should take a moment and watch this video...just simply gorgeous." It is a documentary film that explores the unique ways in which young Native Americans are finding to express themselves in a contemporary world while maintaining strong traditional lives. Since native youth do not often see reflections of themselves or their communities in mainstream media, the creators wanted to make a film that features native young people and role models who are finding exciting and positive ways to direct their lives.
Recommended by SA/DV Program Specialist Julia McLester, Lost Sparrow is the story of two Crow Indian brothers ran away from home and no one knew why. Their sudden and mysterious deaths sent shockwaves through a tiny upstate New York community. This is their adoptive brother’s journey to bring Bobby and Tyler home and confront a painful truth that shattered his family. Watch the trailer here, and check out the DVD available for purchase on the Lost Sparrow website.
A clip recommended by Sexual As sault/Domestic Violence Program Specialist Julia McLester and Outreach Specialist Jen Schanen. Depicts information about sexual assault in Indian Country in an accessible documentary style.