The late Tillie Black Bear (Lakota) is known as the Grandmother of the Battered Women’s Movement. She was a founder with the White Buffalo Calf Women’s society and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center among other things. She is among the people and efforts we will reflect on as we acknowledge Domestic Violence Awareness month. We’ll remember some of the pioneers of the movement and talk with experts about how the approaches to addressing domestic violence in our Native communities have changed through the years.
Lori Jump (Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) – assistant director for Strong Hearts Native Helpline
Caroline LaPorte (immediate descendent of Little River Band of Ottawa Indians) – senior Native affairs policy advisor for the Strong Heart Native Help Line and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
Break music: Inuk (song) Karina Møller (artist) Simplify (album)