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'We can undo the system'

Nov 28, 2018 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Board and Executive Moves

The thousands of people who drove past the large homeless camp along Hiawatha Avenue this summer got a firsthand look at a critical problem in Hennepin County.

The camp's population was predominantly American Indian. That mirrored the county's homeless numbers in which 70 percent are people of color.

The camp, also known at the Wall of Forgotten Natives, galvanized Indian community leaders and social service groups to take action. It also became an opportunity for county and Minneapo...