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
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 Indi