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Advocacy Groups to Train Tribal Groups on Sex Trafficking

January 05, 2015 10:46 PM

Human and sex trafficking is not a new issue, but it's an issue that that advocates say needs to be brought to the forefront of our attention.

An event on Monday at Duluth's Trepanier Hall hosted advocacy groups and other leaders to bring continued awareness to the problem, with the goal of ending it. 

One woman told the group that every woman on this planet is worth more than just body parts. and that trafficking, is about power, or the lack thereof.

"It's time to take action as a community," said April Smith, with the Native Sisters Society. "Let's move together with survivors at the forefront. These are women with the strongest hearts. They are survivors. They have voices and we need to make space to hear them. 

Smith said they will be helping to provide training to 11 different tribal communities across the state over the next three years.


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