Report: Native teen safe house riddled with problems

A safe house for urban Native teens who are trying to escape the sex trade is plagued with management, financial and other problems, CBC News reports.

The File Hills-Qu'appelle Tribal Council, which represents several First Nations in Saskatchewan, operates the Oyate Safe House in Regina. Most of its clients are young Native girls who worked as prostitutes on the streets.

According to former staff and documents obtained by CBC, the Oyate Safe House isn't following safety rules. One former worker said other employees took young girls to the homes of their boyfriends, who were considered to be gang members.

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