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Building at former Indian boarding school slated for renovation

A building at the former Phoenix Indian School in Arizona will be undergoing a $1.3 million renovation.

The band building will be turned into a center for the urban Indian community and for all tribes in the state. Plans call for a gallery, meeting rooms, an event venue, kitchen and storage.

“We wanted to start with the tribes as seeing this is part of their community,” Diana Yazzie-Devine, the president and CEO of Native American Connections, told The Arizona Republic.

Native American Connections and the Phoenix Indian Center are raising funds for the project. The goal is to have it complete by February 2015.

The school was in operation from 1891 to 1990.

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