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.

116 new state laws set to go into effect in Nebraska

Synopsis: "— HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Human traffickers will face harsher penalties in Nebraska under a law backed by victim advocates and the Nebraska attorney general's office. So will johns who solicit prostitutes. The law applies to both sex trafficking and labor trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery. The law is LB289." Click here to access the original article.

Webinar: Trafficking in Native Communities on 8/17/2017

Synopsis: Date: Thursday August 17th, 2017 Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm (CST) This webinar will address the unique ways that trafficking impacts Native communities in the United States. Specific topics will include the history of trafficking, trafficking in urban vs. reservation communities, risk factors, legal considerations, and best practices for providing culturally-specific support to survivors. Research on Native women who have been trafficked will also be reviewed. By the end of this webinar, participants will learn: How trafficking of Native people is linked to colonization and other forms of violence. Best practices for providing culturally-specific support to survivors. Pressing needs

Navajo Sign Law Criminalizing Human Trafficking

Synopsis: "A new Navajo law criminalizes human trafficking on the country’s largest American Indian reservation. Navajo President Russell Begaye on August 7 signed the Navajo Nation Law against Human Trafficking, signaling his commitment to take a stance against an international crime that targets some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. The law, which amends the tribe’s criminal code, also calls for cooperation among government and civil institutions to define, prevent and combat the illegal “transporting, trading or dealing” of people." Click here to access the original article.

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