Cynthia Erickson was presented a Shirley Demientieff Award on Thursday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Cynthia Erickson was presented a Shirley Demientieff Award on Thursday. (Bill Roth / ADN)

…Also winning the award was¬†Cynthia Erickson¬†of Tanana. She’s created the My Grandma’s House nonprofit, raising funds to bring resources to the fight against high rates of sex abuse and suicides in rural Alaska.

“We do what we do because we are standing up fighting for our villages, especially for our children,” Erickson told the convention…

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