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NATIVE BRIEF: WASHINGTON DC - Testimony will be held on Thursday on the sex trafficking of young Native women, which is becoming an increasingly significant problem at alarming rates in Indian Country. The testimony will be made before the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
The hearing, called "Native Women: Protecting, Shielding, and Safeguarding Our Sisters, Mothers and Daughters," will cover three issues of violence perpetrated against American Indian and Alaska Native women;
According the Committee on Indian Affairs staffer, numbers and figures on the increased sex trafficking of Native women will be released at Thursday's hearing.
WHEN: Thursday, July 14
TIME: 2:15 pm edt
WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628
Link to Live Webcast »
The Honorable Donald W. Rodgers, Chief, Catawba Indian Nation, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Mr. Tom Perrelli, Associate Attorney General, US Department of Justice, Washington DC
Rose Weakes, PhD, Division of Behavioral Health, Indian Health Services, US Department of Helath and Human Services, Washington DC
Ms. Carmen O'Leary, Director, Native Women's Society of the Great Plains, Timber Lake, South Dakota
Mr. Mickey Peercy, Executive Director, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Ms. Sarah Deer, Assistant Professor, Amnesty International, William Mitchell School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
updated July 14, 2011 10:17 am edt; posted July 13, 2011 1:10 pm edt
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