Talking Circle: Trauma and Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities

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June 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Register for a live, no cost Talking Circle webinar about intergenerational and historical trauma, which have existed for hundreds of years within tribal communities. Understanding this history as well as the impact of complex trauma on survivors of human trafficking is critical to supporting their healing process. Join the American Indian and Alaska Native panelists as they offer insight and answer participant questions on recognizing and addressing trauma from a human trafficking survivor’s lived experience.

Moderated by Desiree Coyote (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Nez Perce), Program Manager with Family Violence Services of the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation and Field Advisory Committee member for the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center. »

Participant questions will be answered live during the session by—

Maegan Rides At The Door, Ph.D. (enrolled member of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation and a descendent of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe), Director, National Native Children’s Trauma Center »
Guadalupe Lopez (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe), Researcher for the  “Garden of Truth Report” »

In addition, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is soliciting applications for its Project Beacon: Increasing Access to Services for Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Victims of Human Trafficking Program. » The goal of the Project Beacon program is to increase the quantity and quality of victim-centered services available to assist American Indian and Alaska Native victims of human trafficking in urban areas.