On Aug. 22, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced the appointment of original CIRI shareholder Lydia Heyward (Yup’ik and Ojibwe) to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She will serve a one-year term. Lydia holds a bachelor’s degree in justice from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a master’s degree in legal studies from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as a volunteer liaison with the Alaska Native Women’s Sexual Assault Committee and is currently employed as a case manager with Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s Child and Family Services program.