Darlene Ritchie of Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services in London has received the John Robinson Lifetime Contribution Award for her work ending women abuse. The ceremony was held at the London Music Club on Nov. 13. The London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse created the John Robinson award in 1988. Robinson was a London police inspector. The award recognizes an individual or group who has promoted substantial change in the area of woman abuse. Ritchie is Turtle Clan, Oneida, a member of the Saugeen First Nation, and has served for 16 years as the director of operations at Atlohsa.