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Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration
Law | National | Politics
Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration (December 5, 2017)
Thanks to bipartisan support from lawmakers, bills to improve public safety in Indian Country are advancing in Congress despite limited commitments from the Trump administration.

Sen. Heitkamp introduces bill to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered Native women
Law | National | Politics
Sen. Heitkamp introduces bill to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered Native women (October 5, 2017)
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is seeking to bring justice to missing and murdered Native women with a new bill named in honor of a citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who was brutally killed.

Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism
Law | National | Politics
Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism (October 3, 2017)
The Trump administration announced another round of Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism on Capitol Hill about its commitments to the first Americans.

Department of Justice won't collect data on Native human trafficking victims
Law | National | Politics
Department of Justice won't collect data on Native human trafficking victims (September 27, 2017)
The Department of Justice continues to resist calls to collect more data on trafficking of Native Americans despite pressure from advocates for Native women and key members of Congress.

Wife of Sen. McCain on witness list for hearing on trafficking in Indian Country
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Wife of Sen. McCain on witness list for hearing on trafficking in Indian Country (September 25, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is bringing in a high-profile witness as it looks into trafficking of Native Americans.

Cronkite News: Senate committee takes up bill to combat online sex trafficking
Law | National | Politics | Technology
Cronkite News: Senate committee takes up bill to combat online sex trafficking (September 20, 2017)
The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act has bipartisan support but is facing opposition from free speech advocates and the tech industry.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules hearing on human trafficking
Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules hearing on human trafficking (September 19, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing on September 27 to focus on human trafficking of Native Americans.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing (July 26, 2017)
Partisan bickering has once again derailed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mary Annette Pember: Program helps Native victims of trafficking
Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Program helps Native victims of trafficking (May 10, 2017)
Seattle Indian Center’s new Project Beacon is a three-year program serving Native victims of commercial sex exploitation and sex trafficking.

More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country
Law | National | Politics
More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country (April 19, 2017)
Of the four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking, three aren't required to confirm whether a victim is Native American.

Indigenous youth in Paraguay forced into labor in wealthy homes
Education | World
Indigenous youth in Paraguay forced into labor in wealthy homes (June 13, 2016)
Thousands of indigenous children in Paraguay are falling victim to a centuries-old system of forced labor.

Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation heads to Great Plains
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Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation heads to Great Plains (June 2, 2016)
FBI Director James Comey admitted last October that he hadn't visited a tribe in the Great Plains since taking office in September 2013.

Mary Annette Pember: Federal funds denied to trafficking victims
Health | Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Federal funds denied to trafficking victims (March 23, 2016)
In 2013 alone, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops received over $73 million in federal funding and contracts.

Mary Annette Pember: Abuse leads to trafficking of Native women
Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Abuse leads to trafficking of Native women (March 9, 2016)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember wraps up her series into sex trafficking in Indian Country with a visit to the Great Plains.

Mary Annette Pember: Sex trafficking survivors see little support
Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Sex trafficking survivors see little support (February 24, 2016)
During ICTMN’s search for effective solutions to the problems of rehabilitation of sex trafficking survivors in Indian country, the most immediate dilemma faced by most women was finding a safe place to stay, or a place that would have them without placing potentially onerous demands on their psychological state.

Mary Annette Pember: Native family battles the addiction spirit
Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Native family battles the addiction spirit (February 17, 2016)
Sex trafficking survivors are not picture-perfect victims and that simple fact creates extraordinary obstacles to rehabilitation and sobriety.

Lakota Country Times: Native women vulnerable to sex trafficking
Law | National
Lakota Country Times: Native women vulnerable to sex trafficking (February 17, 2016)
Human trafficking is a real problem in South Dakota and Native American women are some of the most vulnerable.

Native Sun News: Human traffickers target Native women and girls
Law | National
Native Sun News: Human traffickers target Native women and girls (February 1, 2016)
The 21-minute documentary 'Chosen' was featured at a Community Awareness Night event sponsored by the South Dakota West River Human Trafficking Task Force.

Mary Pember: Fashion show tackles trafficking in Indian Country
Law | National
Mary Pember: Fashion show tackles trafficking in Indian Country (October 6, 2015)
According to the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, pimps have been known to lure Native girls away from rural reservations into prostitution with promises of modeling or dancing jobs in cities.

Native women lead push for human trafficking law on reservation
Law | National
Native women lead push for human trafficking law on reservation (September 23, 2015)
Advocates became alarmed after seeing teenage girls being forced to engage in the sex trade on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota.

Alex Jacobs: Forced labor remains an issue around the globe
Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Forced labor remains an issue around the globe (July 20, 2015)
Indigenous people survived slavery on this continent and it is part of our Historical Trauma yet it continues around the world as the seamy underbelly of Corporate Globalization.

North Dakota tribal group asserts authority over development
Environment | Law | National
North Dakota tribal group asserts authority over development (June 26, 2015)
The West Segment Regulatory Commission intends to conduct background checks and drug testing of energy company employees.

Energy boom linked to rise in human trafficking in Indian Country
Law | National
Energy boom linked to rise in human trafficking in Indian Country (August 29, 2014)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) held a listening session on Thursday to discuss human trafficking in Indian Country.

DOJ awards grants to address violence in Bakken energy region
Law | National
DOJ awards grants to address violence in Bakken energy region (August 27, 2014)
Two tribes and one Native organization were among the seven grantees in Montana and North Dakota.

Sen. Jon Tester to hold session on trafficking in Indian Country
Law | National
Sen. Jon Tester to hold session on trafficking in Indian Country (August 26, 2014)
The public is invited to the session, which takes place at the Fort Peck Community College in Montana.

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