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In the 1950s, the United States government came up with a plan to solve what it called the "Indian problem." It would assimilate Native Americans by moving them to cities and eliminating reservations. The 20-year campaign failed to destroy Native cultures and tribal sovereignty, but its impact is still felt today. In the summer...


Red Lake Nation breaks ground on first-of-its-kind development in Minneapolis

With prayer, song, and gold shovels emblazoned with Ojibwe floral patterns, the Red Lake Nation broke ground Saturday on a 110-unit affordable housing complex in Minneapolis. The $42 million apartment building is expected to be completed sometime next year and will also include a culturally-specific health care center,...

 By Max Nesterak    News    March 18, 2019

Mpls. mayor marks new partnership with Red Lake Nation on trip to reservation

If you are a member of a Native American tribe, it's more likely that you live in a city than on a reservation. Despite that, it's rare for city governments to partner directly with tribes, who typically work with the federal government. That's changing - at least between the city of Minneapolis and the Red Lake Nation. This...

 By Max Nesterak    News    October 17, 2018

Temporary Minneapolis shelter to break new ground in more ways than one

The Red Lake Nation and the city of Minneapolis are rushing to build emergency shelter for around 200 people living at the state's largest homeless encampment. The new shelter, a so-called "navigation center," has never been built before in Minnesota. The site for the future navigation center was offered by the Red Lake Nation....

 By Max Nesterak    News    October 8, 2018

Red Lake Nation completes first survey of Franklin-Hiawatha encampment

One side of the homeless encampment near the Little Earth neighborhood spans the sidewalk on Thursday, Sept. 20 in south Minneapolis. Mayor Frey hopes to have the site evacuated by the end of September. Ellen Schmidt | MPR News Nearly 200 people are living in tents at the homeless encampment at Hiawatha and Franklin Avenues, acc...


Red Lake Nation, Frey offer surprise option for homeless camp in Minneapolis

The Red Lake Nation and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Friday announced a new site to build a temporary shelter for residents of a homeless encampment that's swelled to an estimated 300 people near Hiawatha and Franklin avenues. The Red Lake Nation is offering to house the camp residents on plot of land it owns nearby. Red Lake...


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