Strength for Cultural Tradition
We are a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Alaska dedicated to ending all forms of violence against Yup’ik women, especially domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking as defined by the Violence Against Women Act of 2005. The board and staff serve to enable alternatives to physically dangerous situations and to encourage self-reliance, and sense of personal worth and dignity. We are committed to developing culturally relevant prevention education and counseling for villages and Emmonak residents that we serve.
Healing comes from within ourselves, and it will have to come by means of the reawakening of the independence, the pride and the sense of purpose which at one time guided our people in their journey through the centuries. New skills are needed for that journey to continue and succeed, but most of all, there needs to be a return of the spiritual strength of a cultural tradition in order to make the journey meaningful again and provide FUTURE hope for those who have become lost on the trail.
Who We Are – Coalition Staff
Lenora Hootch, Executive Director
Priscilla Kameroff, Public Policy Education Specialist
Eulalia Andrews, Advocate
Stella Fancyboy, Rural Outreach Coordinator
Rachel Phillip, Financial Clerk
Yup’ik Women’s Coalition – Board of Directors
Kandace Fratis, Chairperson, Native Village of Emmonak
Paul Crane, Vice Chairperson, Native Village of Emmonak
Darlene Pete, Secretary Treasurer, Native Village of Nunam Iqua
Marilyn Stanislaus, Member, Native Village of Alakanuk
Winifred Aparezuk, Member, Native Village of Emmonak