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White Earth Band starts work on ambitious housing development





The White Earth Nation in Minnesota is tackling homelessness on the reservation.

The tribe is building a $5 million complex that will provide housing for homeless families. But Giwanikimin, which means ‘We live in harmony’ in the Ojibwe language, will also include support services, such as child care and substance abuse treatment.

“Once you get them wings, they’ll take care of themselves,” White Earth District II Representative Terry Tibbetts told The Detroit Lakes Tribune of the effort to address the root causes of homelessness.

The 20-unit complex is expected to open this fall.

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