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SEX TRAFFICKING

Resources, information, and tools around sex trafficking for professionals responding to sexual assault of American Indian and Alaska Native people.

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Sex Trafficking of Native Women in the News

This mural “Ganawenjiige Onigam” (“Caring for Duluth” in the Ojibwe language) is painted on the building of American Indian Community Housing Organization in Duluth, MN. It is a collaboration between AICHO and Honor the Earth, a nonprofit environmental conservation organization based in Callaway, Minnesota, the mural (pictured) was created by Mayan artist Votan Ik with the assistance of Derek Brown of the Dine or Navajo tribe.

This mural “Ganawenjiige Onigam” (“Caring for Duluth” in the Ojibwe language) is painted on the building of American Indian Community Housing Organization in Duluth, MN. It is a collaboration between AICHO and Honor the Earth, a nonprofit environmental conservation organization based in Callaway, MN. The mural was created by Mayan artist Votan Ik with the assistance of Derek Brown of the Dine or Navajo tribe. AICHO Galleries / Facebook

Sex Trafficking of Native Women Journal Articles

Sweet, V. (2014). Rising waters, rising threats: The human trafficking of Indigenous women in the circumpolar region of the United States and Canada. The Yearbook of Polar Law Online, 6(1), 162-188.

Chong, N. G. (2014). Human trafficking and sex industry: Does ethnicity and race matter?. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 35(2), 196-213.

 

Hunt, S. (2015). Representing colonial violence: Trafficking, sex work, and the violence of law. Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, 37(2), 25-39.

Deer, S. (2009). Relocation revisited: Sex trafficking of Native women in the United States. Wm. Mitchell L. Rev., 36, 621.

 

Stark, C. (2020). Strategies to Restore Justice for Sex Trafficked Native Women. The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking, 1219-1240.

Norfolk, A., & Hallgrimsdottir, H. (2019). Sex trafficking at the border: An exploration of anti-trafficking efforts in the Pacific Northwest. Social Sciences, 8(5), 155.

Aguirre, R., Harris, K., Hilgenberg, M. R., Soper, M., & Bowers, P. H. (2017). Sex trafficking and rural communities: A review of the literature. Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal, 9(1), 13.

Louie, D. W. (2017). Social media and the sexual exploitation of Indigenous girls. Girlhood Studies, 10(2), 97-113.

Asongu, S. A., & Usman, U. M. (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic: Theoretical and practical perspectives on children, women and sex trafficking. Health care for women international, 1-14.

Shanley, E., & Jordan, R. (2017). Sex trafficking in indian country. In Human Trafficking Is a Public Health Issue (pp. 123-140). Springer, Cham.

 

Stumblingbear-Riddle Ph D, G. P., Burlew Ph D, A. K., Madore Ph D, M. R., Neville Ph D, H., & Joseph, G. (2019). Standing with our American Indian and Alaska Native women, girls, and two-spirit people: Exploring the impact of and resources for survivors of human trafficking. Journal of Indigenous Research, 7(1), 1.