Sex Trafficking Prevention Training and Red Sand Project Awareness Event

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Agenda – Sept. 1 & 2, 2016 – Ramkota, Pierre, SD

Please call 605-224-6877 to reserve your hotel room at the special rate.

Thursday, Sept. 1st – Grassroots Advocacy to Prevent Sex Trafficking
Morning Session:  10:00 AM - Noon
10:00 – Registration/Info Table open and Coffee Social – Lake Sharpe Room
11:00 - Prayers and Welcoming statements – Lake Sharpe Room
11:15 – 2015 CNN Special Report Video - Children for Sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking:
Jada Pinkett Smith uncovers the horrific realities of modern-era slavery in the U.S., where children are kidnapped and exploited by traffickers.
Noon - Luncheon – (Luncheon registration is now Closed)

Afternoon Session:  1:00 - 5:00 PM – Lake Sharpe Room

  • Grace Her Many Horses, Tribal Police Officer’s perspective ending sex trafficking
  • Julie Richards, Mothers Against METH Alliance, Action work on Pine Ridge
  • Gayle Thom, Consultant/FBI Retired - Medical Awareness for First Responders
  • Faith Spotted Eagle, Brave Heart Society, Decolonization to Protect The Sacred
  • Break
  • Q/A Panel

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM-  Red Sand Project Awareness/Prevention ACTION - from Ramkota to Capital, stopping at local hotels/bars (and casinos) along the way for Sex Trafficking Awareness of putting Red Sand down.  We will be at the Capital by 8:00 PM for Unity Gathering, Candlelight vigil, speakers, and testimonies.  We will gather in the Ramkota Lobby at 6:30 pm.

Friday, Sept. 2nd (UMCPI Registration begins at 7:30 AM - Lunch on your own) Lake Sharpe Room

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM – Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute Training. 

This one day training brings together tribal and state law enforcement, tribal leaders, and other agencies and community stakeholders to address the issue of human trafficking in Indian Country.  Human Trafficking (HT) in Native American tribal communities and native villages is a significant and expanding problem that includes sex trafficking and forced labor. The victims of this crime are adults and children, both male and female. The unique, independent structure of native communities contributes to complex cultural and jurisdictional issues for tribal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in combating these crimes.  More info about the UMCPI Training or download the Sept. 2nd UMCPI Training Agenda

5:00 - Closing Prayer, Statements

Co-Hosted by the South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic and Sexual Violence, the Watertown Initiative to Prevent Sex Trafficking, and the Dakota Casino Intelligence Unit.

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