- More than half of all sex trafficking victims in Canada are indigenous people
- The reasons are rooted in a legacy of poverty, racism and abuse
- "A whole society is targeting indigenous women and girls," says an indigenous rights advocate
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Winnipeg, Canada (CNN)As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.