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2023 Conference

The 2023 Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska Conference was held on January 24-26, 2023, in New Orleans, LA. Nearly 350 people from tribes and communities across the country attended and participated in over 40 workshops.

Presenter Materials

Materials from the 2023 Conference listed below have been made available for your information. Please contact presenters directly with questions.

Addressing the Issues of Violence Against American Indian & Alaska Native Women

A Silent Epidemic of Sex Trafficking: Men and Boys

Building Inclusive Services with Native LGBTQ and Two Spirit Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Conceptualizing the Healthcare Response to Sex Trafficking in Indigenous Communities

Culture Is the Best Protective Factor and Healing Practice

Disabilities: Ensuring Access for Native Survivors of Sex Trafficking with Disabilities

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) and Sex Trafficking Intersect Panel Discussion

Multidisciplinary Systems Approach to Human Trafficking from an Indigenous Lens

Protecting Our Children and Youth by Addressing the Intersection of Child Welfare Response and Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSEC): Showcasing the Work Being Done Between Tribal Nation and County Child Welfare Agency in a PL 280 State

Reaching the Root: Serving Urban and Rural Youth with an Understanding of Generational Trauma

Responding to Trafficking in a Shelter Setting: One Agency’s Journey of Learning to see People vs. Problems

Serving Survivors with Mental Health Disabilities

Sex Trafficking and the 2022 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Sex Trafficking and Traditional Advocacy: Protecting Alaska Native Women

Sex Trafficking of Indigenous Youth: Current State and Future Action

Sex Trafficking: Extractive Industry Project

Storytelling: Knowing Your Community

Supporting Urban Indian Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Understanding Sex Trafficking: 101

This project was supported by Grant No. 2018-TA-AX-K002 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.