Minneapolis officers plan to maneuver two city-owned properties to the Pink Lake Band of Chippewa
September 22, 2023 at 2:24 pm
Minneapolis — Minneapolis officers plan to switch two city-owned properties to the Pink Lake Band of Chippewa, which plans to construct an habit remedy middle on the location.
Mayor Jacob Frey introduced a plan Thursday to promote the 2 parcels to the Pink Lake Band for $1 every, noting that the Native American group is disproportionately affected by habit.
“We’re straight partaking with the group that has been disproportionately affected,” Frey stated. “It is not about saving some land, doing a deal after which strolling away from a really significant issue.”
The proposal can be offered to the Metropolis Council subsequent week, and the council is anticipated to take motion on Oct. 5, KARE-TV reported.
The motion comes after the Minnesota legislature voted earlier this 12 months to switch a state park to the Dakota tribe. The transfer to switch possession of the park in western Minnesota to an higher Sioux group was made partly to compensate for combating between settlers and a faction of the Dakota folks that led to the mass hangings of Dakota males.
In Minneapolis, Pink Lake leaders stated renovations have begun on a constructing on one lot, and plans name for turning an adjoining lot right into a park that would host sacred ceremonies. The deliberate opioid remedy middle may embody housing.
“We’ll break down our variations, break down our variations as soon as and for all,” stated Sherri Goodwin, govt director of the Pink Lake Nation. “We’ll have meals. We’ll have a kitchen. We’ll have showers. We’ll have washers and dryers. We’ll have cultural providers to begin and these plots of land can be our cultural group backyard. … We will have every thing we dream of right here.”
(Tags for translation)Dependancy and Therapy