Trafficking of Native women begins in fracking towns after influx of oil workers

The buying and selling of Native American young people has increased in towns such as Williston, North Dakota. These sex slaves and others of different heritages began being pimped immediately following the colonization of "man camps" in Williston. These collections of trailers have cropped up as the demand for workers grows well beyond what towns … Continue reading Trafficking of Native women begins in fracking towns after influx of oil workers

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Data shows link between oil workers and violence against Native women

Last week we reported that Sam Hirsch of the US Attorney General's office announced in a private meeting that a lawsuit may be filed against VAWA. The Violence Against Women Act had been passed each year since its introduction in 1994, until provisions protecting Native American women were introduced last year. The bill was supported by … Continue reading Data shows link between oil workers and violence against Native women

Paul J. Larkin riles up supporters against VAWA, cites articles written by Koch Industries colleague

Three days after VAWA passed in the House, The Heritage Foundation's Senior Legal Research Fellow Paul J. Larkin published an article entitled "Send in the Lawyers: The House Passes the Senate's Violence Against Women Act." In his article, Larkin claimed that "various commentators have criticized" the bill's tribal provisions due to unconstitutionality. The two articles he cited as being … Continue reading Paul J. Larkin riles up supporters against VAWA, cites articles written by Koch Industries colleague

Lobbyists threaten Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) recently passed in the House and Senate. A presidential sign-off was the only thing required to renew the 1994 bill, which had come under fire in 2012 due to new protections promised to Native American women and other groups. Emerging sources speculate that law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck may be … Continue reading Lobbyists threaten Violence Against Women Act