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.

March 20, 2018

Synopsis: The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women summit was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tribal communities and organizations came together to discuss issues of sex trafficking and how Tribal Nations can work together to put an end to sex trafficking.

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March 8, 2018

Synopsis: A “Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Event” held at Mesa College in San Diego brought together representatives from local organizations to share with students about their work to support trafficking survivors. Southern Indian Health Coun...

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 15, 2018

Synopsis: Photos from the third annual march to honor missing and murdered indigenous women in Duluth.

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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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February 10, 2018

Synopsis: The Kansas House of Representatives considered and adopted HR 6045, a resolution opposing human trafficking.

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January 28, 2018

Synopsis: The author discusses the need to recognize how human trafficking affects Native American people. The author touches on labor trafficking, adoption trafficking, and sex trafficking issues as well as highlights various recent human trafficking studies.

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January 26, 2018

Synopsis: The Navajo Nation declared January Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The Nation will work with volunteer organizations, schools, and law enforcement to educate community members.

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