Mondays, 1–2 P.M.

Homelessness in the American Indian community is no secret. Yet programs designed to address it often don’t connect with American Indian culture. So, over the past few weeks, hundreds of Native Americans have created their own response: An encampment that offers hope and community along with formidable health and safety challenges. Is this a defining moment? Can city and community leaders take this opportunity to creatively design approaches that actually work for the community?

 

To find out, TruthToTell talks with Patina Park, executive director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center and chair of the Council of Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors, and David Hewitt, director of the Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness.

Guests:

Patina Park is executive director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center and chair of the Council of Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors.

David Hewitt is director of the Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness

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