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.

October 20, 2017

Synopsis: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., discussed policy changes that could help prevent trafficking and sexual exploitation at panel hosted by the UND Law School Friday.

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October 8, 2017

Synopsis: "The US Senate Indian Affairs Committee (IAC) introduced a bill Thursday that seeks to strengthen public safety on tribal reservations, addressing concerns that Indian communities experience some of the highest crime rates in the US, according to federal data...

October 6, 2017

Synopsis: Cindy McCain, the wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain, praised the Navajo Nation for being one of the first tribal governments to pass a law to address human trafficking. McCain who is the co-chairman of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, made her comments duri...

October 5, 2017

Synopsis: Federal legislation aimed at protecting Native American women and girls from violence, abduction and human trafficking is named for Savanna Greywind, the pregnant Fargo woman who was killed and whose baby was taken.

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October 5, 2017

Synopsis: WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, yesterday held a committee oversight hearing to examine the growth and evolution of the Indian gaming industry since the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (...

October 2, 2017

Synopsis: "Mountain Plains Youth Services in Bismarck also will receive $600,000 to provide services to victims of human trafficking, and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will receive $443,785 for staffing, services and awareness in its domestic violence assistance program."

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