New Center in Duluth Offers Housing for Natives Hoping to Start New Lives
Gimaajii Mino Bimaadiziyaan is an Oijbwe phrase that means, “Together we are beginning a new life.”
A unique organization is doing just that for homeless Native people in Duluth, Minnesota. Gimaajii Mino Bimaadiziyaan, scheduled to open its doors to the public on April 11, embarks on its mission to help Native people begin new lives. It is one of the first projects of its kind in the nation that offers permanent supportive housing and an American Indian Center under the same roof. Located in the historic, renovated Duluth YWCA building, Gimaajii can house up to 150 adults and children in a variety of units ranging from one-room efficiencies to three-bedroom apartments.
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