January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Human trafficking is a crime in which force, fraud or coercion is used to compel a person to perform labor, services or commercial sex. It affects all populations: adults, children, men, women, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, and all economic classes. During the month of January, the Ponca Tribe will be holding events to raise awareness, encouraging participants to wear blue, and using the Red Sand Project to create a visual representation of victims affected by the trafficking trade. Please see the flyer for more information about upcoming events.