As a tribal coalition, CSVANW does not provide emergency or direct services.  If you are in an unsafe situation or need immediate assistance please dial 911.

Violence Is Not Our Tradition

Sex Trafficking is the act by which individuals are recruited, transported, or solicited into the commercial sex industry through force, fraud, or coercion. Christopher Columbus was the first trafficker in the Americas, taking men, women, and children away from their communities to be enslaved and exploited by the foreign power he served. Colonization has made trafficking a major crisis in Native communities today. At CSVANW, we support tribal communities in developing their capacity to identify and respond to trafficking, and uplift the advocates who are already doing the incredible work of advocacy for trafficking survivors. 


The Average Age
Of sex trafficking victims is 14- 16 years old for girls and 11-13 years old for boys
40% Of 100 Victims
Of sex trafficking involved in a NIWRC study identified as American Indian or Alaska Native women
More than 30%
Of these Native victims reported being in the foster care system as children
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About Sex Trafficking

Coming Soon!

Trainings & Events

Summer Sex Trafficking Training
Fall Sex Trafficking Training
Winter Sex Trafficking Training
World Trafficking Day
Trafficking Awareness Month

Upcoming GBV Trainings:

Sexual Violence in Tribal Communities Training Day
April 26, 2024 12:00 am -
April 26, 2024 12:00 am
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10th Annual Tribal Leaders Summit
May 22, 2024 12:00 am -
May 23, 2024 12:00 am
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MMIP LEO Training Acoma Pueblo
May 28, 2024 12:00 am -
May 28, 2024 12:00 am
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Fundamentals of Organizing an MMIWR Awareness Rally [Duplicate]
May 31, 2024 12:00 am -
May 31, 2024 12:00 am
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Looking to the Future


Build the capacity for more interactive and experiential advocacy trainings, develop relationships with advocates to improve how curriculum is designed to uplift their work in violence prevention.


Develop curriculum around the conditions that make trafficking occur, and increase capacity for advocates to make connections between housing, healthcare, poverty, and trafficking. Emphasize the need for prevention through providing more training and funding directed to providing basic necessities and rights to life for trafficking victims and those at risk for trafficking.