40% of Women Who are Human Trafficking Victims or Survivors Identify as American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native American.

This statistic is from a 2015 study by the National Congress of American Indians. This is reflected in a report by Amnesty International demonstrating that Native American women face disparities in public safety, health, and justice services. These facts have led some advocacy groups and state and tribal governments to insist that there is a "crisis" of missing and murdered indigenous women.

In March of 2019 the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States held a hearing on this very issue. The hearing covered various projects intended to raise awareness of and address this problem, and was a crucial step in addressing the crisis. Click the button above to watch the hearing. You can also follow the links on this page to learn more about why Native American women are at such elevated risk of falling victim to traffickers. Don't forget that every month is a good month to fight to end trafficking in Native American territory.

Forms of Abolition:
Awareness, Policy Making

Forms of Slavery:
Sex Trafficking