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Navajo man leads walk against domestic violence


John Tsosie, a member of the Navajo Nation, is leading an 18-day, 345-mile walk to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Tsosie is a recovered abuser. He began the "Walking the Healing Path" last year after having his life fall apart due to his violent behavior.

�It�s true what they say, you don�t know what you have until you lose it,� he tells The Farmington Daily Times.

The walk began October 3 in Chinle, Arizona, and will end October 21 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Louise Savala, a recent victim of domestic violence, is walking the entire distance with Tsosie. Ernest Tsosie, John�s father and a former abuser, is providing support.

Several Navajo Nation leaders have joined parts of the walk. Navajo Nation First Lady Vikki Shirley walked for several miles on Tuesday.

Get the Story:
Eighteen days, 345 miles, one cause (The Farmington Daily Times 10/12)

Domestic Violence Bill:
S.1197: Violence Against Women Act of 2005

Relevant Links:
National Congress of American Indians - http://www.ncai.org
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence - http://www.ncadv.org

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