There’s just so much that’s pathetic and wrong here it’s hard to know where to begin.
Since earlier this summer a large homeless camp, the majority of whom are Native Americans, has been growing in one of the city of Minneapolis’ poorest neighborhoods.
A pop-up “community” rife with drug abuse (mostly heroin but others as well), disease, unsanitary conditions and general squalor has taken hold in area that for years has been an Indian Barrio.
The local Twin Cities hipster rag City Pages just put out a piece on the camp (linked here) that overviews the situation and profiles some of the encampments residents along with volunteers trying to help out.
From the post:
Residents call the encampment the Wall of Forgotten Natives. It sits in the heart of Minneapolis’ Native American community, cradled between the American Indian Center, All Nations Church, and the Anishinabe Wakiagun group home for alcoholics who have had at least 20 trips to detox within three years. The only apartments available for rent nearby are going for more than $900 for a studio.
Then there’s Little Earth, the only Native preference Section 8 project in the nation, which looms just behind the Wall. Several residents say it was their last stable home before they were forced to the streets.
It’s a rough area of town and there has always been a pervasive sense of hopelessness and poverty on those particular mean streets.
With winter Minnesota style fast approaching the city’s Boy Mayor, Jacob Frey, and it’s city council cadre of extreme leftists, SJW’s, progressives and transsexuals (two city counselors are trans) are now trying figure out what do about the camp.
The most recent solution being bandied about involves moving the whole encampment Trail of Tears style into some city-owned abandoned warehouse space not far from it’s present location – although that plan is now running into snags.
The irony of the whole situation is thick and completely un-noticed (purposefully) by the local media and politicians: an organically occurring Native American village is about to be forcibly evicted by The City’s White Power Structure and relocated to an internment camp/urban reservation “for the good of it’s residents.”
Ironically, the Native American camp sits just blocks to the south of the Somali-dominated Little Mogadishu high rise projects in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
Oddly, there have been no offers from the city’s Liberal Power Elite residents of the toney Lakes neighborhoods to have the camp relocated to the open spaces of Kenwood Park (home of the fictional Mary Richards of The Mary Tyler Moore Show) & the adjacent parkway greenspace.