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WELCOME TO THE TRIBAL SEX TRAFFICKING RESOURCES WEBSITE

This website provides comprehensive information on sex trafficking as it impacts Native people and Native nations; including, publication resources, victim service directories, and training calendars. Be sure to visit our blog, Sex Trafficking in Indian Country Update, which contains the latest media, news articles, and policy updates on sex trafficking in Indian Country.

 

We envision this site as a place for Native people to find help when dealing with violence. Individuals can reach out to their local Tribal Coalition(s) for assistance or they can easily use our Victim Services Directory themselves. We suggest, however, that individuals contact their local tribal coalition for assistance first. A Tribal Coalition is comprised of tribal advocates that work to end domestic violence and sexual assault and can help individuals navigate options and services. Utilizing coalition connections can increase a person's chances of receiving services or referrals immediately. 

 

National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault 

 

NICCSA strives to be your one-stop, comprehensive source for information on sexual violence in Indian Country. Visit the site to find important federal legislation, tribal codes, cutting edge articles by Indian Country experts, and funding opportunities. Each month will feature innovative practice tips by seasoned advocates and legal professionals.

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center

 

Native nonprofit created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) addressing domestic violence and safety for Indian women. Under this grant project, the NIWRC seeks to enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence.

EMERGENCY HOTLINES

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

 

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Toll Free:1-888-373-7888 or text Be Free (233733)

 

The Rape Abuse Incest National Network

1-800-656-4673

 

National Runaway Hotline

1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929

 

WHAT IS SEX TRAFFICKING? 

Generally, severe forms of sex trafficking under federal law is when a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud or coercion OR when the person induced to perform the act is under 18 years old. A commercial sex act means anything of value is traded for any sexual service.  Please visit our Trafficking Laws page for specific information and some legal definitions of federal, tribal, and state trafficking laws.

 

There is an unfortunate lack of reliable data on the problem of sex trafficking in Indian country. This lack of reliable data is tied to the limited amount of methodologically sound research, articles, and reports on the topic. However, the limited Native-specific research that has been done, and anecdotal evidence, suggest that Native women and girls are over-represented in the sex industry and that sex trafficking disproportionately impacts Native women and girls. 

 

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This website was initially funded and developed as part of  Grant No. 2013-TA-AX-K025 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice or any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this website (including, without limitations, its content, technical infrastructure, policies, and any services or tools provided.) Please Note: The grant period for this project ended in September, 2016.

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