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Published December 12, 2011, 12:00 AM

Sophia Renville Brown


Sophia Renville Brown, manager of a women's shelter on the Sisseton-Wahpeton reservation that straddles North and South Dakota, stands outside the shelter on Dec. 7, 2011. Brown is a domestic violence survivor-turned-advocate for the shelter which she says can hold up to 15 women and children and is often full. (AP Photo/Amber Hunt)


Read the article: American Indian Woman Goes From Victim to Advocate