Native American Issues

A follow up article from Native News Network about Dirk’s trip to the Ho-Chunk Nation

September 21, 2011

Native News Network writes a follow up article about Dirk Whitebreast’s 262 mile running journey and efforts to raise awareness of suicide prevention and other challenges facing Native youth. This article highlights Dirk and his family’s tragic loss of his 18-year-old sister to suicide in 2003, and how he continues his emotional healing process through running and connecting with his culture. The Center’s program coordinator, Josie Raphaelito, participated in the Ho-Chunk Youth Council’s event and discussed the Center’s work and partnerhsip with Dirk. Click here to read the full story.