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City camp is site of Native American homelessness, heroin … and hope


October 22, 2018

Inside an encampment near downtown Minneapolis is a handpainted sign made from a square of cardboard: “Just tents to you. A community to us!”

Residents call the camp “The Wall of Forgotten Natives” – what started out last spring as a few campers with sleeping bags has gradually grown to a tent city, three rows deep, on a quarter-mile-long grassy knoll beneath a soundwall in the heart of the city’s Native American community.


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