2006 Pulitzer finalist - Feature Photography

PAYING RESPECTS: Thomas Cheemuk visits the grave of his brother John, who killed himself in 1999, in a cemetery overlooking the Alaska village of St. Michael in February. Cheemuk and other villagers secretly carried the burden of alleged abuse until last year, when they heard reports of the Catholic sexual abuse scandal. Then they broke their silence.
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( Damon Winter / Los Angeles Times / January 20, 2005 )

PAYING RESPECTS: Thomas Cheemuk visits the grave of his brother John, who killed himself in 1999, in a cemetery overlooking the Alaska village of St. Michael in February. Cheemuk and other villagers secretly carried the burden of alleged abuse until last year, when they heard reports of the Catholic sexual abuse scandal. Then they broke their silence.

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