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.

Combating Trafficking: Native Youth Toolkit on Human Trafficking

Synopsis: "The purpose of this toolkit is to raise awareness and prevent trafficking of Native youth by educating them on what human trafficking is, available resources, safety tips, and ways to get involved in their communities." Youth focus groups and a review of awareness resources geared towards Native youth on human trafficking influenced the creation of the toolkit. Click here to access the toolkit.

'A picture of hope' for sex-trafficking victims

Synopsis: A new report by Wilder Research shows an increase in referrals to Minnesota's Safe Harbor program. Established by law in 2011 and expanded in 2016 to serve individuals ages 24 and under, the Safe Harbor program served a total of 1,423 youth and young adults from April 2015 to June 2017. The Wilder Research report outlines implementation challenges, shares program participant feedback, and offers recommendations such as ensuring effective service and housing options for tribal community members and victims from other communities. Click here to see the original Post Bulletin article. Click here to access the Wilder Research Safe Harbor Report 2017.

Hoeven Opening Statement at Hearing on Indian Health Service

Synopsis: WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, held a legislative hearing on November 9th to hear testimony regarding S. 465, the Independent Outside Audit of the Indian Health Service Act of 2017, and S. 1400, the Safeguarding Tribal Object of Patrimony Act of 2017. The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Deputy Director of Management Operations at the Indian Health Service, the Chairman of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, and the Governor of the Pueblo of Acoma provided testimony. In regards to S. 465, Senator Hoeven said, "The assessment is i

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