[FONT='Century Schoolbook']Homelessness is prevalent on American Indian reservations in northern Minnesota, but that doesn't mean you'll find people living under bridges or in shelters, according to researchers with the Wilder Foundation.
[FONT='Century Schoolbook']Using a broader definition of homelessness, researchers found that more than 1,200 people on northern Minnesota's reservations are homeless or doubled up in the homes of friends or family members.
[FONT='Century Schoolbook']The study, released last week, showed that many people didn't meet the federal definition of homeless but were living in overcrowded homes with multiple families.
[FONT='Century Schoolbook']"Even though people might be staying for a long period of time in that status, it isn't necessarily a stable way to live because they are bouncing back and forth among so many different settings," said Ellen Shelton, a researcher who analyzed data for the study.
[FONT='Century Schoolbook']Entire article: http://www.rlnn.com/ArtDec07/MoreTha...ervations.html
Jan 9, '08
I always learn something new from You!! I wonder why this is not readily discussed on the news???
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Jan 10, '08
My thoughts exactly. I commend you Thunderwolf for putting so much time into these numerous informative posts.And I know it takes alot of time. I stay up way too late so I could follow up on these things.But this is such an important issue, it has to get out in the open. Its been hidden away way too long. And it has sickened me for way to long.
Its time. I've sent the links to everyone on my list,asking to forward, and already there are people interested in adopting an elder and helping in other ways. People always ask me about Indians. Its true. They really just dont know. They were never told. It shouldve been in all the school curriculums from the beginning. Current events on reservations, including the substandard health care;cause & effect. The real history , one sided battles against people only trying to defend their homes and families. enough.I am ready to take this on full force to make the situation publisized in any way I can.
Only with knowledge can there be hope. Pilamaye
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