The Tanana 4-H group spoke at the First Alaskan Institute Elders and Youth Conference for the second year in a row. The group talked about drinking and violence in Alaska villages, then challenged the kids at the conference to lead active lives and stop the cycle of abuse. Ashley Nicholia, 17, and Violet Erhart, 12, were among seven girls in the Tanana 4-H group to talk. Cynthia Erickson, the chaperone and group founder, was there to give support and encourage the audience to accept the challenges the group presented to them.Read more: Tanana 4-H girls tell of dysfunction -- and hope for better wayWatch this video on Vimeo or YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.