Cynthia M. Callahan
The Barbara Chester Award, given by the Hopi Foundation, honors those who work with torture victims. From l to r: Monica Nuvamsa, Hopi Foundation Director; previous Barbara Chester Award recipients Dr. Mary Fabri (2009) and Shari Eppel (2000); Hopi silversmith Floyd Lomakuyvaya, creator of the silver eagle feather sculpture given to honorees; Dr. Nassoon Munyandamutsa, 2013 recipient of the Barbara Chester Award; Beatrice Norton, Chairperson of the Hopi Foundation Board; and previous award recipients Dr. Juan Almendares (2001), and Dr. Alp Ayan (2006).
On the Hopi Lands in Northern Arizona, an international group of health care workers gathered recently to honor the latest recipient of the Barbara Chester Award, given by the Hopi Foundation to those who work with torture victims.
It is named after psychologist Barbara Chester, who developed the first treatment program in the U.S. for victims of torture. From the Fronteras Desk, reporter Constance DeVereaux has the story.