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The dangers of sex trafficking are often exacerbated by the long-existing barriers of invisibility and jurisdictional barriers that traffickers count on when committing violent crimes. The presenter will explore the critical intersection of sex trafficking and murdered and missing Indigenous relatives and offer support and training around the historical connections of Trical cultures, impacts, policy, sovereignty, and traditional values, along with the emerging issues in contemporary sex trafficking. These connections are tightly woven between victims/survivors, their communities, and families.

Speaker: Nicole Mathews, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the intersections of sex trafficking and murdered and missing Indigenous Women
  • Increase understanding of the prevalence of missing and murdered Indigenous women across the US, including southern states
  • Learn about the historical connections of Tribal cultures, values, and sovereign rights
  • Raise awareness of grassroots promising practices to understand, intervene, prevent, and support those most at risk

This webinar has been approved for 1.25 hours of VSP credit

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