Native Hope to Raise Awareness of Trafficking at Sturgis Rally

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown July 31st, 2017 Last Updated on: July 31st, 2017

Native Hope is a nonprofit organization that's doing important work to empower young Native Americans through programs that provide education, protect at-risk youth, and honor cultural heritage. One of the projects they've been highly involved in is bringing awareness to sex trafficking, something that affects Native women and girls. Read more about this important issue!

About the Campaign

“Each year the Sturgis Rally draws more than just tourists. Criminals see the event as a prime opportunity—for sex trafficking. And the sad reality is that 40% of sex trafficking victims in South Dakota are Native women and girls.

We at Native Hope think this is unacceptable. We won’t stand by and let it happen, right in our backyard, so we're taking action again this year.

We’re partnering with local businesses, bike clubs, media outlets, and local law enforcement to arm thousands of people with the knowledge of how they can take action to stop traffickers and help bring them to justice.

Our goal is simple: zero trafficking victims during the Sturgis Rally—but we can’t achieve it without your help.”

And here's another great video talking about their involvement with last year's rally

For more information on how to Donate to Native Hope's Sturgis Rally please visit https://give.nativehope.com/campaign/rally-together-sturgis-2017/c136411.

For more information on Native Hope and their programs, please visit http://www.nativehope.com/

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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