The Shattered Hearts PDF file on the Commercialization ofAbuse of Native Women & young girls!


Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center ii Shattered Hearts Full Report, November 2009
Figures
1. Percent of MIWRC clients reporting involvement in prostitution and pornography at intake…………………… 30
2. Percent of MIWRC clients trafficked into prostitution for the benefit of another person ………………………… 30
3. Arrests for prostitution (of MIWRC clients reporting prostitution involvement) …………………………………….. 31
4. Arrests for prostitution-related offenses in Minneapolis, American Indian females 2004 – 2008………………. 32
5. Aboriginal representation in Canadian studies with prostituted women ……………………………………………… 34
6. Age at which MIWRC clients entered prostitution or pornography……………………………………………………… 37
7. Girls reporting “illegal gang activity is a problem at my school,” statewide …………………………………………… 48
8. Girls reporting that they have been threatened at school during the past 12 months, statewide …………….. 48
9. MIWRC clients’ recruitment into prostitution ………………………………………………………………………………….. 51
10. Girls that ran away in the past 12 months, statewide ……………………………………………………………………….. 56
11. Poverty-related reasons Native girls and women left stable housing……………………………………………………. 59
12. Percent living in poverty by race and Hispanic ethnicity, nationwide 2008……………………………………………. 59
13. Percent of Hennepin County families in poverty by race and Hispanic ethnicity …………………………………….. 60
14. Child maltreatment by race, statewide 2008 …………………………………………………………………………………… 62
15. Girls’ reports of physical abuse at home, statewide ………………………………………………………………………….. 63
16. Girls’ reports of sexual abuse at home, statewide…………………………………………………………………………….. 64
17. Homeless Native females’ history of abuse or neglect ………………………………………………………………………. 64
18. Lifetime rates of women’s physical and sexual victimization, by race…………………………………………………… 66
19. Homeless women’s experiences with violent victimization………………………………………………………………… 67
20. Girls reporting sexual assault by a date, statewide……………………………………………………………………………. 67
21. Girls reporting physical assault by a date, statewide…………………………………………………………………………. 67
22. MIWRC clients that knew someone in prostitution…………………………………………………………………………… 69
23. MIWRC clients that knew someone who traffics others……………………………………………………………………. 69
24. Girls reporting that a family member physically assaulted another family member, statewide ………………… 70
25. Girls reporting that they hit or beat up another person in the past 12 months, statewide……………………….. 70
26. Girls reporting that a family member’s alcohol use caused problems, statewide……………………………………. 73
27. Girls reporting that a family member’s drug use caused problems, statewide……………………………………….. 73
28. Girls reporting first use of alcohol at age 12 or younger, statewide……………………………………………………… 75
29. 9
th grade girls reporting problematic substance abuse, statewide……………………………………………………….. 76
30. 12th grade girls reporting problematic substance abuse, statewide……………………………………………………… 76
31. High school graduation rates, Minnesota public schools 2006-2007……………………………………………………. 81
32. Percent of Hennepin County high school students that dropped out of school in 2006, by race……………….. 81
33. Percent of Native street-involved youth in Manitoba studies currently attending school………………………… 82
34. Girls that felt under stress/pressure “quite a bit” or “almost more than I could take,” statewide …………….. 84
35. Girls that thought about killing themselves during the past year, statewide………………………………………….. 85
36. Girls that tried to kill themselves during past year, statewide …………………………………………………………….. 85
37. Girls that hurt themselves on purpose during the past year, statewide………………………………………………… 86

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6 Responses to The Shattered Hearts PDF file on the Commercialization ofAbuse of Native Women & young girls!

  1. Minneapolis, Minnesota Headquarters for the Pretendians, the Satan owned American Indian Movement, Black Lives Matter (hah!) & Idle No More….fake Helter Skelter, Code Pinko US Govt Operatives doing the “WET” work for the Syrian Sioux, Obama mentor, “Godfather,” the Arab peddler of death son, James Abourezk for the Arab/Muslim Illuminati (controls Islam/Isis) urban, militant domestic terrorists, Free Masonic, Elitist Occultists consuming America & the World with their Master the Human Domain New World Order Agenda to depopulate the World by 90%!

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  2. Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center 1 Shattered Hearts Full Report, November 2009
    Background
    The topic of this report is the commercial sexual
    exploitation of American Indian women and girls in
    Minnesota, including but not limited to sex trafficking.
    In 2006, the Legislature passed Minnesota Statute
    section 299A.79 requiring the Commissioner of Public
    Safety to develop a plan to address current human
    trafficking and prevent future human trafficking in
    Minnesota. To develop a comprehensive plan for
    addressing the complicated issue of trafficking and the
    needs of trafficking victims, the commissioner created,
    per Minnesota Statute section 99A.7955, the statewide
    Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force. The Task
    Force‟s charge is to advise the Commissioner on the
    statewide trafficking assessment and on the
    commissioner‟s plan to address human trafficking and
    prevent future trafficking in Minnesota, assisting in two
    statutory actions:
     Collect, share, and compile trafficking data
    among government agencies to assess the nature
    and extent of trafficking in Minnesota
     Analyze the collected data to develop a plan to
    address and prevent human trafficking1
    Each year, the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs and
    the Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force, with
    input from organizations providing services to trafficked
    individuals, produces an annual report to the Minnesota
    Legislature and provides training on identifying
    trafficking victims, methods for prosecuting traffickers,
    methods for protecting the rights of trafficking victims,
    and methods for promoting the safety of trafficking
    victims.2
    As part of its activities to produce the 2007 Human
    Trafficking Report, the Office of Justice Programs

    1
    Office of Justice Programs, (no date). Human trafficking task force. Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Retrieved May 1,
    2009 from http://www.dps.state.mn.us/OJP/cj/httf/about.htm
    2
    Ibid.
    In 2007, a long time resident of the
    Supportive Housing Program at the
    Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource
    Center (MIWRC) came into a staff
    member’s office, saying she was
    looking for a job but no one would give
    her a break. The resident was having
    trouble completing her GED due to
    dyslexia, and had very little useful work
    experience. She told the staff member
    that the only way she knew how to
    make money was to prostitute herself,
    and she did not want to go back to
    that.
    Her story, which she was disclosing for
    the first time, was alarming. She had
    been pimped out by her mother at the
    age of 12 to support the mother’s crack
    habit. By the time she was 14 she had
    begun to pimp out other young girls to
    feed her own drug addiction. At the
    point in time when she walked into the
    staff member’s office, she had done
    hard time in prison, given birth to six
    children, and lost custody of them all.
    The MIWRC staff member realized that
    under current Minnesota law, this
    resident was a victim of a federal crime,
    the prostitution of a juvenile under the
    Trafficking Victims Protection Act
    (TVPA).
    Rather than being recognized or
    protected as a trafficking victim, she
    had been criminalized. Today, even
    though she has been repeatedly beaten
    and sexually assaulted by pimps and
    johns, she is ineligible for most
    federally-funded services and supports
    for victims of physical and sexual
    violence because of her prostitution
    arrests. And all she wants to know is,
    who will ever give her a chance?

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  3. Think about this, Portia….
    Sleep well, not having a conscience helps.

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  4. Reblogged this on Looking Back Woman-Suzanne Dupree blog and commented:

    If your Black, Mexican, or Muslim you have all the help you can imagine….but if you are 1st Nations & a woman, they throw you to the dogs!

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