Justice Dept Honors Healing Arts Program for Tribal Sexual Assault Victims

According to a press release from the Department of Justice:

The Department of Justice honored the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s
Tribal Victim Services program for creating a healing arts program
for sexual assault victims. Attorney General Eric Holder presented the program with an award during the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

The tribe developed a program to encourage cultural healing through art to assist tribal crime victims in sharing their experiences, thoughts
and fears. They created an artistic “tree” for healing called the Community Story Tree Project, which consists of 72 canvas panels representing the community’s hopes and dreams for tribal families, survivors, children, service providers, professional elders and tribal leaders.