Thousands of Native American women and girls disappear or are killed each year. These women and girls vanish from tribal lands, rural communities, and cities with no official accounting. TRB conducted a webinar on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern exploring the unique mobility patterns of Native Americans as they travel from rural tribal territories to urban centers. Certain social structures have made mobility difficult for indigenous women and girls, and as a result, there are inadequate accounts of human trafficking from this community. Kristen Joyner, Margo Hill, and Ronald Hall discussed current federal Indian laws and tribal guidelines that may affect human trafficking, identified the social determinants and risk factors of murdered and missing indigenous women, and described the critical issues of human sex trafficking with regards to tribal jurisdiction.
Watch the webinar here.