In Touch: Recently Appointed

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.