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American Indian leaders condemn 'deplorable' actions of street outreach group at Mpls. homeless camp


December 10, 2018

James Cross, the founder of the street outreach group Natives Against Heroin, comforts a woman in her wheelchair who was living at the homeless camp along Hiawatha Avenue in south Minneapolis.

Leaders in the Twin Cities' American Indian community are strongly condemning a street outreach group associated with a south Minneapolis homeless camp for "unacceptable, deplorable" actions that have triggered complaints from other nonprofits working there.

The Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors, which represents the heads of three dozen metro-area Indian organizations and tribal offices, issued a statement Friday accusing Natives Against Heroin (NAH) of "divisive words and actions" that have "disempowered and created fear among many of the camp residents."


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