“Talking Circle” Q&A Summary
Human trafficking impacts tribal people more than most of us realize with traffickers preying on
vulnerabilities such as jurisdiction, prosecution, and limited resources. On January 27, 2021, three
panelists shared their experience working with tribal communities and answered participant questions
during a Talking Circle titled “Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities.” Discussion topics included risk factors for trafficking, barriers to addressing trafficking on tribal lands, and needed services to aid the spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of trafficked tribal members or relatives.
The Talking Circle webinar series is hosted by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Human Trafficking
Capacity Building Center. This document includes questions and abbreviated answers provided by the
panel of experts during the discussion. Made available by HTCBC resource library.