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Sex Trafficking

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

Introduction
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.

State of Alaska Task Force on the Crime of Human Trafficking, Promoting Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

Executive Summary and Introduction

The State of Alaska Task Force on the Crimes of Human Trafficking, Promoting Prostitution and Sex Trafficking was established by legislation in 2012 to do the following: (1) look at the prevalence of the crimes of human trafficking and sex trafficking in Alaska; (2) assess the current services available to victims of human and sex trafficking; and (3) make recommendations for ways to further assist victims. This report is the final culmination of the task force’s work and includes the task force’s final recommendations.

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