Affected by the North Dakota oil boom? Al Jazeera wants to share your story

After seeing this website, Al Jazeera is hoping to interview individuals that have been affected by violence towards Native women during the North Dakota oil boom. This includes victims, activists, and anyone else in North Dakota who wishes to share their stories. Of course, there is absolutely no pressure to share your experiences if you … Continue reading Affected by the North Dakota oil boom? Al Jazeera wants to share your story

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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

Anti-VAWA activists tied to Koch

As noted in previous updates, the legal action currently being taken against the Violence Against Women Act appears to be linked to Koch Industries, who would have much to gain by the law being changed following recent human rights abuses. FS is currently investigating staff members at openly anti-VAWA organizations for financial links to Koch … Continue reading Anti-VAWA activists tied to Koch

Two oil spills last week raise concerns; VAWA lawsuit threat continues

The focus of Save Wįyąbi Project, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, is to protect Native women from rape, sexual slavery, and other violent crimes. As we've collected reports and data linking fracking communities to human rights violations, environmentalist and feminist causes have started to merge. On Wednesday, a train carrying roughly 357 barrels of … Continue reading Two oil spills last week raise concerns; VAWA lawsuit threat continues

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