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.

April 5, 2018

Synopsis: This month the Montana State-Tribal Relations Committee (STRC) met and discussed several topics, including budget cuts in Indian Country, substance abuse, Indian student achievement and missing persons and human trafficking. The agenda items will be reported...

March 5, 2018

Synopsis: As part of Sex Work Education Week at the University of New Mexico, the LGBTQ Resource Center hosted a round table discussion on sex work. The panelists highlighted the difference between sex work and sex trafficking as well as exposed the particular issues f...

February 13, 2018

Synopsis: The article covers an anti-trafficking walk during the winter session of the Navajo Nation Council organized by the nonprofit, Navajo Nation Missing Persons. The author highlights the lack of quantitative data on incidents of human trafficking on the Nation a...

February 12, 2018

Synopsis: The article shares the observations of two women, Whitney Fear (homeless health nurse case manager with Family HealthCare) and Jillian Gould (homeless outreach specialist for the Gladys Ray Shelter), working with the homeless in Fargo, North Dakota.

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January 24, 2018

Synopsis: A conference on human trafficking on the Navajo Nation was held. The conference was organized by the Strengthening Families Program under the Navajo Nation Division of Social Services. A special agent for the human trafficking unit from New Mexico’s Office of...

November 20, 2017

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 f...

September 26, 2017

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 Arizon...

July 31, 2017

Synopsis: News article about a trafficking seminar organized by a tribal community.

" Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake were glad to be given the opportunity to assist in putting together an illuminating and informative seminar hosted by Soroptimist International, Lake Cou...

July 28, 2017

Synopsis: News article discussing the National Indian Gaming Commission's efforts to address human trafficking in tribal casinos. Subscription required to read the full article.

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