Postponed-Human Trafficking in Indian Country South Sound 2020 Conference

Due to COVID-19 we are postponing our conference. We want to ensure that we are keeping our elders, families and community safe!

Please ignore dates listed.

Join us for our 2nd annual conference in August 2020. Located in the beautiful Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma Washington.

We will be reaching out to all who have registered asap. If you have any questions please email info@innovationshtc.org

Registration includes entrance to 3-days of innovative, culturally relevant  and solution based workshops. Light breakfast, lunch, beverages  and snacks and networking opportunities.

We are the Medicine Creek Collaboration a multidisciplinary team of Tribal agencies and area stakeholders engaged with CSE(C) and trauma survivors from the Coast Salish territory.

We are holding our 2nd Annual Human Trafficking in Indian Country Conference of the South Sound hosted by the Puyallup Tribe. Attendees will represent sectors including Murdered and Missing Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) families, community members, law enforcement, juvenile justice, human trafficking and domestic violence providers, education, healthcare and child welfare.

Our conference will be May 6-9th, 2020 at the Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma Washington

Our theme this year is Prevent – Respond – Heal. We are currently looking for requests for proposals to the conference.

In no ranking order: Survivors of Human Trafficking, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Relatives Survivors and Relatives, Native American and Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ2IA+ peoples, and folks with disabilities are highly encouraged to submit proposals. 

We are accepting presenters proposals here.  Postponed

Conference Objectives: 

  • Increase tribal and statewide collaboration to MMIR and HT

  • Prevent, Heal, Respond to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) 

  • Prevent, Heal, Respond to Human Trafficking in Indian Country

  • Promote/Educate victim-centered, culturally-informed approaches to identifying and supporting victims

  • Increase access and knowledge to cultural healing and services

  • Provide attendees with tools to take action for their communities

  • Strengthen our survivor-centered and collaborative response across Coast Salish Territory and statewide

  • Strategies for preventing human trafficking at the community, family, and individual level

This years theme is Prevent-Respond-Heal

Day 1-Prevention & Intervention

Day 2-Responding to Trafficking (Discipline specific Law Enforcement, Casino Staff, Front Line Professionals)

Day 3-Hope & Healing

Puyallup Tribal Employees use code “Employee” when registering.

Vendor space available and for more information contact Donna.F.Torres@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov

and 253-382-6093

For conference scholarships information contact iesha@innovationshtc.org

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