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.

National Day of Awareness for #MMIWG2

♥️Today we honor the lives of missing /murdered Native women. May 5th was the birthday of Hanna Harris, a 21-yr-old Northern Cheyenne woman who went missing in 2013. Each year, the movement to end violence against Native women organizes activities on this day as the #MMIWG National Day of Awareness. 📢The murder rate of Native women is 10x the national average on some reservations. 📢Native women experience the highest rates of violence of any group in the US. 📢 The highest rates of domestic violence and rape of any group of women. 💔Their disappearances/murders are often connected to domestic violence/sexual assault. 📢 THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. #NoMoreStolenSisters We must ask Congress to inc

Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communitie

The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families is announcing funds for the Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities (VHT-NC) Program. The goal of the VHT-NC Program is to fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver services to Native American (i.e., American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and/or Pacific Islanders) victims of severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 through the provision of direct services, assistance, and referrals. Under VHT-NC the following

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