Walk raises awareness of DV shelters’ needs

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For 17 years, John Tsosie has walked to bring awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault.

After learning Amá Dóó Áhchíní Bíghan Inc., the Chinle domestic violence shelter that’s been helping victims of domestic violence since 1989, was not getting its federal pass-through funding from the Navajo Nation because of technical problems with its contract, Tsosie, founder of Walking the Healing Path Inc., decided to bring awareness to what was going on.

“Once again, these nonprofits are being ignored,” Tsosie said. “I think if they weren’t (being ignored), we wouldn’t have to do this.”

On Monday morning, he and his father, Ernie Tsosie Sr., laced up their sneakers.

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