Task force traces the routes of Native Alaskan victims of violence

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Walk the path of a domestic violence victim.
Members of a U.S. Department of Justice task force tried to do just that earlier this week as they traversed the rural Alaskan countryside by land, air and sea.
“There’s no boat ramp, and the boat got stuck in the low tide. We had to jump in the mud to get to shore,” said Valerie Davidson, a member of the group convened to study the impact on American Indian and Alaska Native children when they are exposed to violence. “We’re all able-bodied and have resources. Can you imagine if you were a woman fleeing an unhealthy relationship, with kids in tow, in the middle of the night?”

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Task force traces the routes of Native Alaskan victims of violence

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Walk the path of a domestic violence victim.

Members of a U.S. Department of Justice task force tried to do just that earlier this week as they traversed the rural Alaskan countryside by land, air and sea.

“There’s no boat ramp, and the boat got stuck in the low tide. We had to jump in the mud to get to shore,” said Valerie Davidson, a member of the group convened to study the impact on American Indian and Alaska Native children when they are exposed to violence. “We’re all able-bodied and have resources. Can you imagine if you were a woman fleeing an unhealthy relationship, with kids in tow, in the middle of the night?”

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