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2024 Conference

The 2024 Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska Conference was held April 9-11, 2024 in San Francisco, CA. Nearly 350 people from tribes and communities across the country attended and participated in over 40 workshops.


Materials from the 2024 Conference listed below have been made available for your information. Please contact presenters directly with questions.

Pre-Conference | April 8, 2024

Advocacy Track | Tribal Law And Policy Institute (TLPI)





Law Enforcement Track | Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance Consortium (LETTAC)



Full Conference Materials

Day One | April 9, 2024

KEYNOTE SESSION | Roots of Resistance: Disrupting Sex Trafficking in Tribal Communities

KEYNOTE SESSION | Gentle Action Theory and Traditional Ways as a Collaborative Community Response in Bringing Hope and Healing

Using Culture as a Resource to Respond to Human Trafficking in Native Communities: Building Culturally Responsive and Trauma-Informed Supportive Service Projects

Telling Your Story with Data

Eye of the Survivor

Language’s Impact on Identity

Advocating for Advocates: Strengthening our Programs Through Indigenous Values

Understanding Sex Trafficking 101

Critical Partnerships in a Coordinated Community Response

Creating Protocols for Casino Staff to Respond to Human Trafficking

A Course of Exploitation: The Intersection of Stalking & Sex Trafficking

Silenced Steps: Human Trafficking Prevention

Supporting Survivors who are Systems Involved

Engaging Your Community: Developing Partnerships to Improve Culturally Specific Services to Urban Survivors


Day Two | April 10, 2024

KEYNOTE SESSION | Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign: Raising Awareness on Human Trafficking

Forensic Autopsy Examinations in Indian Country and Alaska Homicide Investigations

DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking: CCHT

Colonization, Trauma, and Learning the Risks that Lead to Sex Trafficking and Sex Assault

Grooming Strategies Regarding Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Youth

Human Trafficking in Indian Country – Parts 1 & 2

Prevention and Intervention: How the Trucking, Bus, and Energy Industries Can Help Combat Sex Trafficking

We Are All Connected: Engaging Men to Create Healing Communities for Relatives Harmed by Exploitation

Multidisciplinary Approach to Human Trafficking from an Indigenous Lens

Understanding the Connections Between Sexual Violence and Housing in Indigenous Communities

How Ableism Aids Traffickers

Finding Justice And Healing For Our Relatives


Day Three | April 11, 2024

KEYNOTE SESSION | Survivor Voices: The Intersection of Child Welfare and Human Trafficking Community Based Advocacy

Minnesota Youth Sex Trading Project: A Community-Based Exploration of Sex Trading Amongst Native+ Youth

Enhancing Federal Collaborations to Address Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska: The Federal Approach

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Policy, Best and Emerging Practices

Supporting Urban Indian Survivors of Sex Trafficking: Lessons from Project Beacon

Conceptualizing the Health Care Response to Sex Trafficking in Indigenous Communities

Honoring Healing: Responding to Human Trafficking from a Community Framework

Honoring Our Murdered Relatives: Respectful Collaboration With Coroners And Medical Examiners

Fostering Cultural Healing for Indigenous Survivors of Violence

Maximizing OVW Funding Opportunities to Support Safety and Justice in Your Tribal Community

De-escalation of Situations and MMIW Awareness

The Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Addiction

Embracing Culture within a Community Response to Missing or Murdered Indigenous Women/People in Indian Country


This conference was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-21-GK-02236-MUMU awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this conference are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.