Indian in the Spotlight: Cecelia Fire Thunder (10/23/00)
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It is not traditional for Native men to batter Native women or children. This is the message that internationally-known motivational speaker, community organizer and health educator Cecelia Fire Thunder of the Lakota Nation is vigorously trying to communicate to Native people. She is working to heal the wounds of oppression, alcoholism and violence that have corrupted many of our Indian families. But how do we approach such sensitive and secretive issues as wife-beating, rape and child abuse?