Understanding Trafficking to Develop a Local Tribal Response

This webinar will familiarize participants with common dynamics that are associated with trafficking in tribal communities. Participants will learn what steps they might take in order to develop an effective tribal response to trafficking and will be provided with examples of how other tribes across the country have developed a response. Throughout the webinar there will be opportunity for discussion about how trafficking and prostitution uniquely impact our Native women and youth, and there will be time at the end for participants to talk about what they are currently seeing in their own communities.

Note: ACF Regions 5 & 7 cover tribes in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin

Presenter Bio- Amanda Watson

Amanda Watson is kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian) originally from Oahu, HI. Amanda has experience working at university, county, and nation-wide advocacy organizations that work with victims and survivors of sexual violence. She also has a background in facilitating and training on violence against the Two Spirit/LGBTQ community and how to advocate for community and systems change. Amanda currently works with the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition as the Membership and Outreach Coordinator.