Sex Trafficking in Indian Country Update

 

A project blog dedicated to providing a central location for the latest media, news articles, training information, funding and policy updates related to sex trafficking in Indian country.

"Lake County Hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Event"

Synopsis: News article about a trafficking seminar organized by a tribal community. " Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake were glad to be given the opportunity to assist in putting together an illuminating and informative seminar hosted by Soroptimist International, Lake County Office of Education and Redwood Community Services to address this scourge of human trafficking and its dangerous spread across the country, even into rural areas like Lake County. The Lodge at Blue Lakes hosted a capacity crowd of residents eager to learn more about taking on the problem." Click here to access the original article.

GAO Report "Human Trafficking: Information on Cases in Indian Country or that Involved Native A

Synopsis: The U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report on human trafficking cases involving Native Americans or occurring in Indian Country. " Why GAO Did This Study Human trafficking—the exploitation of a person typically through force, fraud, or coercion for such purposes as forced labor, involuntary servitude or commercial sex—is occurring in the United States and involves vulnerable populations. Native Americans are considered a vulnerable population because of high rates of poverty and abuse, and other factors. GAO was asked to research human trafficking taking place in Indian country and trafficking of Native American persons regardless of where they are located in

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