Tribal member Tesha Spitzer and her husband, Igor, live in Zagreb, Croatia, the nation’s capital. The Tescier family descendant moved to Croatia from California nearly 20 years ago, and the two have experienced the COVID-19 pandemic near some of Europe’s most hard-hit countries.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline, which normally receives up to 2,000 calls per day, counted only 951 callers between March 10 and 24. This does not mean that help is not needed; it simply means these victims do not have an opportunity to contact anyone for help.
Our purpose in all of this is to stay safe. Stay safe physically and emotionally. Those are the goals. After that, go ahead and pick up a new hobby, or stay home and do nothing; or find a balance between the two.
For Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member and Pettifer family descendant Laura Scott, the pandemic opened an opportunity for her to utilize personal experience, expertise and education to fight for the greater good.