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15 Annual “Ol’ Man” Wooden th Bat Hard Ball Tournament In 11 cases, the Since 1997 in Washington State, 41 people have homicide victim died in 28 domestic violence related homicides or perpetrator was and suicides involving Native victims or identifed as a perpetrators. member of a tribe. (Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review) 8 homicides and The rate of intimate partner homicide for suicides occurred on American Indian and Alaska Native women in The Oakville Tomahawks won the Championship Jackets for tribal land including Washington State is 2.8 times higher than for the Ol’ Man Wooden Bat Hardball Tournament. the Colville, Lummi, white, Non-Hispanic women. By Allison Carter Tulalip, and Yakama (Washington State Domestic My brothers and I would like to He loved to see young learning reservations. Violence Fatality Review) Thank EVERYONE who attended from those who were older and our 15 Annual “Ol’Man” Wooden much wiser. He was a very strict Homicides and 46% of American Indian and Alaska Native th Bat Hard Ball Tournament on man with a frm tongue, but for all suicides occurred in women and 45% of men in the U.S. have been August 24 , 25 and 26 . Our the right reasons. He taught those 12 counties: Asotin, raped, physically assaulted, or stalked by an th th th mother Roberta “Wells” Secena whose lives he touched that life Clark, Franklin, intimate partner. would like to thank everyone who was fun and to have the best time Ferry, King, Kittitas, (National Intimate Partner and donated and volunteered their time possible at every possible moment. Pierce, Snohomish, Sexual Violence Survey) and energy to our father’s memorial Thank you for honoring his tournament. She said, “I loved that memory by attending the memorial Spokane, Thurston, Multiple studies have documented barriers everyone had a good time, ate good tournament and as he would say, Whatcom, and to safety for Native victims and lack of food and that there was nothing “Fish On!” See you next year. Yakima. accountability for abusers. Federal authorities negative that happened throughout decline to prosecute 46% of assaults and 67% of the weekend. I know that my Thank You to the Volunteers Washington State is sexual abuse cases in Indian Country. husband would have appreciated the We would like to thank: Charlotte home to 29 federally (U.S. Government Accountability Offce) amount of respect that was given Lopez, Norine Wells, George recognized tribes to him by all of those who attended Youckton, Sally Pikutark, Lucille and 7 tribes not and had a good time.” Cayenne , Jett, Gerri, Mary, Leah, recognized by the and Rach for donating food to the federal government. It was a wonderful weekend of dinner. Thanks to Barb “Wells” 28 tribes offer baseball, eating, laughing, joking Daniels, Lisa Charles, and Darrin and especially teasing for which Jones were the book keepers and services for Native our father was well known for. He very instrumental in helping us to survivors of violence. loved to see people eat and laugh. pick out the awards. We would like To have their bellies full of fsh, to thank Sonny Youckton (Anthony sit back and watch good baseball. Jr.), Casey, Chet, Bruce and Troy from Skok helping out with the umpiring. Not to forget all the teams that came and competed in this tournament. If there was anyone I forgot, please accept my sincere apology. A double rainbow appeared during the baseball tournament. It was a sight to witness for those present. Photo by Joyleen McCrory    Page 11
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