November Blue Campaign Bulletin

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November 2018

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What’s New with Blue?

November is Native American Heritage Month

November is a time to celebrate Native culture and traditions during Native American Heritage Month. Blue Campaign works with organizations serving Native communities and Native survivors of human trafficking to develop culturally-relevant resources to raise awareness of human trafficking.

Nov. 14 Twitter Chat

Join us on November 14 at 2PM EDT for a Twitter chat on the importance of raising awareness of human trafficking in Native communities. We’ll be chatting with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ACF Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, and Center for Native American Youth. To participate, follow @DHSBlueCampaign and use the hashtag #AskBlue on Twitter to submit your questions.

New Awareness Posters

“Human Trafficking is not the Native Way” is a message in our poster series to raise awareness of the crime in Native communities. Download these free posters here and display them in schools, offices, community centers, and other public spaces.

Native American Poster Compilation

Awareness Video

What does human trafficking look like in Native communities? What recruiting tactics are used by traffickers? Our human trafficking and Native communities awareness video answers these questions and includes guidance on how to recognize and report the crime. Watch the video here.

Webinar for Law Enforcement

Watch our webinar on how human trafficking uniquely impacts Native communities and how law enforcement can better recognize and respond to Native victims of the crime. View the webinar here, located in the “Law Enforcement” drop down menu.

Facebook Live

We hosted a Facebook Live focusing on human trafficking and Native communities with the Tribal Gaming Protection Network, National Indian Gaming Commission, and National Center for Victims of Crime. The panelists discussed the importance of reaching Native communities with information about the crime and what their organizations are doing to combat it. Watch the entire discussion here.


News You Can Use

New California laws target human trafficking with transit, hotel workers (NBC News)
Two new California laws will require transit, hotel, and motel employees to go through training to identify human trafficking.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Appointees to Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking (Transportation.gov)
The committee builds upon the Department’s work with transportation stakeholders to prevent human trafficking through the Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking initiative.

Modern slavery commission will help financial sector fight human trafficking (CNN)
The Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking was launched during the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly to find ways to eradicate modern day slavery.


Social Media Shareables

Blue Campaign can now be tagged on Twitter and Facebook using @DHSBlueCampaign. Each month we will share content you can distribute on your own social channels to raise awareness of human trafficking in your communities.

  • Would you be able to spot #humantrafficking in Native communities? Watch @DHSBlueCampaign’s video to learn more: http://bit.ly/2CUz6Vj #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
  • #Humantrafficking is happening in Native communities. Raise awareness of this crime using @DHSBlueCampaign’s new posters: http://bit.ly/2PwW4sq #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
  • #Humantrafficking is not the native way. Help raise awareness of this crime in Native communities using @DHSBlueCampaign’s new posters: http://bit.ly/2PwW4sq #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
  • Join @DHSBlueCampaign for a Twitter chat on Nov. 14 at 2PM ET to discuss #humantrafficking in Native communities. Use #AskBlue to participate and follow the conversation.
  • We use @DHSBlueCampaign resources to raise awareness of #humantrafficking in our community. They are free and available to anyone. View, download, or order them here: http://bit.ly/2EU6GgX

For more information visit the Blue Campaign
To report suspected human trafficking: 1-866-347-2423
To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)