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What’s possible for HOTB, MayDay?

What’s possible for HOTB, MayDay?

by TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Bruce SilcoxHOTB has been a offering after-school and summer programs for kids at Little Earth, the Waite House, and Collaborative Village (a PPL project) for several years. About 150 kids are part of this year-round program that focuses on telling the stories of the Phillips neighborhoods and participants’ cultures. [...]

In the Heart of the Beast is short of funds, losing staff but looking to the community for answers

In the Heart of the Beast is short of funds, losing staff but looking to the community for answers

Bruce SilcoxHOTB Executive Director Corrie Zoll is hopeful about the organization’s future and believes it is full of exciting possibilities. “This is an extremely painful moment,” Zoll admitted. “At the same time, I’m really looking forward to conversations with people about what is possible.” Last year, HOTB had expected to receive a [...]

City says ‘no’ to Roof Depot urban farm

City says ‘no’ to Roof Depot urban farm

Council prioritizes office space to farm and jobs proposed by local residents DJR rendering of EPNI farm proposal. by CAROL PASS, EPIC & EPNI On Dec. 7, 2018 the Minneapolis City Council voted to deny any space at the Roof Depot site for the East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm project, replacing it with a voter services office, class space [...]

To feast and to flourish

To feast and to flourish

162 sheltered at Navigation Center, 119 placed in housing and over 100 sheltered by Camille Gage Editor’s note: This article originally appeared as a blog post at www.franklinhiawathacamp.org. On Friday, Jan. 11, a feast was held at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. It had been three weeks to the day since the last residents of [...]

MAIC nears modernization

MAIC nears modernization

by Lee Egerstrom Editor’s note: Reprinted courtesy of The Circle.  The Minneapolis American Indian Center (MAIC) launched a major fundraising drive in January for new roofing, other repairs, and to make improvements to help the center provide services for the community. Mary LaGarde, the MAIC’s executive director, said in late [...]

Residents storm city hall to protest

Residents storm city hall to protest

Phillips community not given a voice at meetings on public works expansion BRAD PASSAs part of a protest by Phillips residents who have been ignored by city staff and council members, a Native American Drum group performed a prayer and request for understanding prior to the Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting on Dec. 4, 2018. [...]

ANALYSIS: Environmental racism, degradation not new to Phillips

Residents disregarded by city for decades and, perhaps, more is yet to come by HARVEY WINJE The Mpls. City Council’s recent denial of any use of the Roof Depot site by East Phillips Neighborhood Institute is a continuation of the institutionalized environmental racism that has plagued local residents for decades.  The continuing [...]

Navigation Center built

Navigation Center built

Franklin/Hiawatha Encampment respite ready TESHA M. CHRISTENENWorkers put the finishing touches on the Navigation Center in mid December 2018 so that those experiencing homelessness will have safe and secure, low-barrier housing at 2109 S. Cedar Ave. by CAMLLE GAGE and MARGARET KING, COURTESY OF METROPOLITAN URBAN INDIAN DIRECTORS If [...]