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.

Murkowski speaks out on human trafficking in Alaska

Synopsis: "S. Senator Lisa Murkowski joined her colleagues on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to attend an Oversight Hearing entitled "The G-A-O Reports on Human Trafficking of American Indian and Alaska Natives in the United States". The hearing focused on the impacts of human trafficking of American Indians and Alaska Natives, what the nation can do to prevent and combat human trafficking in all its forms, and how to better provide support for victims. During her opening statement, Senator Murkowski cited a recent multi-city study on human-trafficking that 'Covenant House of Alaska' participated in, which demonstrated that 1 in 4 homeless youth in Anchorage were victims of human tra

"ND tribal councilwoman addresses UN in Switzerland about human trafficking"

Synopsis: "GENEVA, Switzerland — Two elected tribal leaders from the United States, a doctor and tribal councilwoman from the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota and a legislative assistant from the Navajo Nation in Arizona, addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday about the need for continued vigilance in fighting human trafficking on reservations." Click here to access the original article.

Free Webinar "Human Trafficking: Inside the Survivor's Mind" Nov. 15, 2017

Synopsis: "NCJTC - Human Trafficking: Inside the Survivor's Mind | | Nov 15, 2017 Explain the definition of sex trafficking and describe why this is a serious problem that needs our attention. Demonstrate why victims are not often identified as we look at a survivor’s police record to show the invisible signs of trafficking. Review and understand the mind of a survivor. Describe complex PTSD and why a survivor does not run from trafficker, understand how resilience helps in recovery, and what the recovery process looks like." Click here to register through the National Criminal Justice Training Center, Fox Valley Technical College.

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