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U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon to Observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2012

BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon will join with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Abused Adult Resource Center, and the Pretty Bird Woman House to participate in a variety of activities on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, in Fort Yates on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to commemorate October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Activities will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Headquarters and will include the signing of a Proclamation observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month by Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Charles W. Murphy. Other planned events include a walk in remembrance of the victims of domestic violence, the dedication of a new anti-domestic violence billboard on the reservation, and a food and clothing drive.

In Bismarck, U.S. Attorney Purdon said, “I am pleased to join my friends from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, AARC, and the Pretty Bird Woman House to observe October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. With our partners at Standing Rock, we are working hard to reduce domestic violence, hold perpetrators accountable, and protect victims of this terrible crime. These events allow us to pause and reflect on the progress that has been made and, at the same time, renew our commitment to the improvement of public safety on the reservations in North Dakota.”

U.S. Attorney Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

When: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Headquarters Fort Yates, N.D.

 

 

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