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Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota

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Published Date
October, 2011

This report reviews findings from an assessment of the life circumstances of Native women in prostitution in Minnesota, a group of women not previously studied in research such as this.

Findings showed that about half of the women interviewed met a conservative legal definition of sex trafficking which involves third-party control over the prostituting person by pimps or traffickers. Yet most (86%) interviewees felt that no women really know what they're getting into when they begin prostituting, and that there is deception and trickery involved.