Shining light on domestic violence

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Deidra White Eagle helps to light a candle, honoring her friend’s life.
Friends and family came to honor Gloria Casias, a domestic violence advocate, on Sunday evening in downtown Ignacio.
Southern Ute elders, Sanjean Burch (center) and Pearl Casias (left) were among those who publicly spoke out against domestic violence. The program was coordinated by SkyDawn Moccasin-Flower and Diane Millich.
Betty Box shared her sentiments during the candlelight vigil.
Neida Chackee spoke out against domestic violence.
Ernest “Muz” Pennicoose stands with his family in support of the late Gloria Casias.
Solemn and attentive, a young girl holds a single candle against the dusky light.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
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Community members gathered together in the heart of Ignacio for a candlelight vigil honoring the late Gloria Casias, who lost her life earlier this month. Prayers and traditional songs were shared on the plaza at the Ignacio Community Library, Sunday, March 17, in the company of friends and family — many of whom stepped forward to speak out against domestic violence.

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