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Are you able to share your survey questions?
whitehorse
01/27/2010
arrow icon We didn't actually do a survey. MIWRC staff always conduct a...
Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
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01/27/2010
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Are there any negative social consequences the recovered victim of trafficking faces when she is returned to the tribal lands? Is there any data to suggest that recovered victims who suffer some type of so...
Dr. Gomez
01/27/2010
arrow icon I don't know of any recovered victims yet that are currently...
Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
arrow icon Many recovering women have no wish to return to tribal lands...
suzanne
01/27/2010
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Can you provide a list of professionals that provide training on American Indian victims of Sex Trafficking nationwide?
whitehorse
01/27/2010
arrow icon I do not have such a list. Here in Minnesota the Minnesota I...
suzanne
01/27/2010
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Do American Indian women have a higher propensity for becoming victims of sexual exploitation? What factors may contribute to their heightened vulnerability?
Annemarie
01/27/2010
arrow icon Absolutely. We really covered this in the report, so I encou...
Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
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Is there any data available that compare rates of exploitation among tribal and nontribal populations?
S MARCOS
01/27/2010
arrow icon No--our very small pilot study is all that's been done. But,...
Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
arrow icon None that I know of.
suzanne
01/27/2010
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The URL for "Shattered Hearts: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota" is http://www.miwrc.org/Sex-Trafficking-Report-Released.
OVCRC
01/27/2010
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How can we best reach these girls before they are potentially lured into this dangerous life? Have any materials been produced, publications, brochures, PSAs, etc. that warn tribal youth about commercial s...
Sue B
01/27/2010
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suzanne
01/27/2010
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Are there any community programs available to the victims of trafficking if they are recovered and returned to the community?
Dr. Gomez
01/27/2010
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laura
01/28/2010
arrow icon I do not know of any in Minnesota other than two non Native ...
suzanne
01/27/2010
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What are the statisics for Native boys that are victims of sex trafficking?
whitehorse
01/27/2010
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suzanne
01/27/2010
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Are the juveniles involved in the trafficking live in a certain location where others are being prostituted or do they live with their families, with the families knowing?
Justine CSUF
01/27/2010
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Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
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It sounds like many of your findings were within the juvenile population of Native American communities. What was your sense of sex trafficking of adult women/men on tribal land?
Becky Bullard
01/27/2010
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Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
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suzanne
01/27/2010
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Do you have any recommendations for how we can best partner with tribal law enforcement to provide more thorough resources to victims of exploitation - while not infringing on a tribe’s sovereignty?
Clark Mitchell
01/27/2010
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Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
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suzanne
01/27/2010
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I would like to say thank you for your work. This is an excellent model for future studies and healing which hopefully will open many doors for ending violence and education. In your dialogue with counci...
Rebecca Balog
01/27/2010
arrow icon I greatly appreciate your kind words. We held a Listening Se...
suzanne
01/27/2010
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Is the sex trafficking of American Indians becoming a more recent problem on reservations? Or is the amount of women doing this just increasing.
Justine CSUF
01/27/2010
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Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
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suzanne
01/27/2010
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I work for the NJ Dept.Human Services, Division of Addiction Services. What is the role of alcohol and drugs as it factors into this problem?
bhantman
01/27/2010
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Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
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So am I correct in understanding that your study focused primarily on the Urban Native community?
Dustina
01/27/2010
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Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
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I work for an organization who researches and responds to domestic sex trafficking (specificially domestic minor sex trafficking). We provide research on DMST but we haven't looked into American sub-cultur...
Amy Englsih
01/27/2010
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suzanne
01/27/2010
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What recommendations would you give forensic interviewers who will be interviewing American Indian juvenile victims of sex trafficking?
CKS
01/27/2010
arrow icon there are some guidelines in a brochure entitled The Crime o...
cecelia swainst
01/27/2010
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Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
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What are the resources/services for victims of sex trafficking? Are the resources/services culturally sensitive?
whitehorse
01/27/2010
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suzanne
01/27/2010
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Are the victims usually prostituted within the reservations or are they taken outside of the reservations? Are the majority of the "johns" Native American as well?
Lindsay
01/27/2010
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Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
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suzanne
01/27/2010
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In general, what have Tribes' response to this issue? What has been Tribes' involvement in providing support services to these victims?
Brett
01/27/2010
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Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
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As far as the recruitment techniques, they seem to be common across the board, whether the victim is American Indian or not. How does the tribal community handle this crime? Am I correct in understanding t...
Amanda Rogers
01/27/2010
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suzanne
01/27/2010
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Can you please tell me the average age in this demographic? Are we seeing teens or women older? Thank you!
Rebecca Balog
01/27/2010
arrow icon Aha--I see the problem. My percent signs did not translate t...
Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
arrow icon I think the initial 33 was supposed to be 63 youth out of 95...
Rebecca Balog
01/27/2010
arrow icon I'm not understanding these numbers as they don't add up.
california_1
01/27/2010
arrow icon Of the 33 clients that reported having been prostituted (out...
Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
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I wanted to start by asking what challenges you faced while conducting this study, and following the publication of the study?
Darius Alemzade
01/27/2010
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Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
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Sandi Pierce
01/27/2010
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suzanne
01/27/2010
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