The Memorial Qaspeq for Alaska Native Women

“The main inspiration for the qaspeq was the disappearance of Val Sifsof in July of 2012 from Granite Creek camp ground. She was a family friend. It was also the awareness of the pattern of deaths and disappearances that I didn’t hear people talking about but that I’d been aware of since I was about…

Addressing the Urgent Concerns and Recommendation of Indian Tribes in Alaska

In March, the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security held a hearing on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The following concerns and recommendations were summarized and presented in written testimony by the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center (AKNWRC). The AKNWRC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending…