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Native American Homeless Crisis in Minnesota Inspires an Unlikely Alliance

 

December 24, 2018



MINNEAPOLIS — There were overdoses nearly every day in the grim homeless encampment near downtown.

At least four people had died within two months. Diseases spread, with upward of 200 people cramming into dozens of tents. Fears rose among activists and the mostly Native American population living there that the city would crack down, which for them would have echoed the country’s dark history of treating indigenous people with force and contempt.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/23/us/native-americans-homeless-minneapolis-reservations.html?fbclid=IwAR3qJluT04QRYn_J8idxlPTOM57PPBOw3SpmLCqGmJlLpcuCbeCi-Kicxco

 

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