Diane Spotted Elk is Northern Cheyenne and African American. Her Cheyenne name is Thunder Women and she was raised on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation by her mother, aunts and grandmothers. She is the mother of eight and grandmother of nine.
Spotted Elk worked for the school systems and for the past 10 years for the tribe as a domestic violence advocate. As a survivor, she found it rewarding to assist women and children to find a place of safety. She looks forward to learning more about national issues relating to domestic violence in Indian Country and appreciates what the women are doing at NIWRC. She is honored to be a small part of such an organization.
“Ne ya ish” (Thank you!)