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Report: Colonization, Homelessness, and the Prostitution and Sex Trafficking of Native Women

The social, political, and cultural instability during the colonial era and American Revolution involved ongoing warfare, shifting allegiances among Indigenous and European nations, enslavement, and relocation of Indigenous people. Indigenous women and girls were particularly impacted “…as females during wartime, colonial expansion, and slavery… [are] especially vulnerable to the sexual violence that so often accompanied conquest…” (Miles, 2008).

Coming Together to Address Human Trafficking in Native Communities

What is human trafficking and what does it look like in Indigenous, tribal communities?
What can tribal communities do to address it?
Call to action

Learning Objectives:
1) participants will have an increased understanding of trafficking of Indigenous, tribal victims;
2) participants will have an increased understanding of what's currently available as resources to assist with development of local tribal responses; and

Working Together to Enhance the Safety of Native Women: Addressing Trafficking and Prostitution as Crimes of Sexual Violence

The Minnesota Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force

The Minnesota Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force (MN-HTTF) was established by state legislation (MN Statute §299A.79) in 2006. During this time, the Task Force successfully brought together stakeholders from across the state to address human trafficking. The Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force has been instrumental in enacting strong legislation over the past few years to give law enforcement and prosecutors clearer guidance and stronger tools for addressing the problem of human trafficking.


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