Valaura Imus-Nahsonhoya discusses the dynamics of sex trafficking and exploitation among Native American people and discuss the intersection of Urban and Rural sex trafficking of Native American people.
Valaura Imus-Nahsonhoya (Hopi Tribe) has sixteen (16) years of direct victim services to crime victims in Indian Country, an Executive Director/Founder of Honwungsi Consulting Services and employed with National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. She has worked with crime victims who have suffered violent victimization by intimate and non-intimate offenders. She has learned from human trafficking survivors in how to provide victim services sex trafficking victims. She has addressed Native American victims of sex trafficking victims by providing direct services and ensuring their safety needs are met. She has advocated for victims who experienced trauma by being a support, providing referral services for professional services to assist in healing and understanding their victimization. Mrs. Imus-Nahsonhoya earned Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with an Emphasis in Legal Studies from Grand Canyon University. She has also earned a Legal Advocate Certification through National Tribal Trial College/Wisconsin Law School. Certified as a Domestic Violence Trainer by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AzPOST). Certified in Peer Support.
This presentation was given at the 2019 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit: EndExploitationSummit.com