DHS Releases Human Trafficking Toolkit for Tribal Industries

The resources were developed with the cooperation of trafficking survivors, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Treasury Department.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its new toolkit to address human trafficking in popular Tribal industries this past week. Called the “Human Trafficking Response Guide for the Tribal Gaming and Hospitality Industry,” this is the first response guide specifically tailored to human trafficking in Tribal hotels and casinos.

The toolkit, developed at the request of Tribal leaders, business owners, and human trafficking survivors, outlines culture-specific signals of human trafficking, providing a number of definitions and examples as well as resources hotel and casino workers and owners can use to detect, report, and address human trafficking in their place of business.

“Successfully combating human trafficking is a multi-disciplinary, ‘whole-of-society’ effort,” said Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “I thank the [National Indian Gaming Commission], [the Bureau of Indian Affairs], and U.S. Department of Treasury for their continued partnership to combat human trafficking within the Indian gaming and hospitality industry.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Mayorkas as he heads the Department of Homeland Security.
  • For Secretary Yellen as she oversees the Treasury Department.
  • For Assistance Secretary Bryan Newland as he leads the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Sources: Department of Homeland Security


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