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Native American community builds homeless camp for their own


Last updated 12/8/2020 at 10:03am

Camp Mniluzahan

Outside of Rapid City on Native lands, the Indigenous community has built a homeless camp for their own.

RAPID CITY, S.D.-If you're seeing tepees outside of Rapid City, S.D., you might assume it's yet another Black Hills attraction for the tourists. But you might assume wrongly. You might be catching a glimpse of Camp Mniluzahan.

Camp Mniluzahan is a homeless camp set up by Lakota members on 90 acres held in trust for the Cheyenne River, Rosebud and Oglala Sioux tribes. Once upon a time the land was home of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School.

Because it's on trust land, city authorities do not have jurisdiction to shut the camp down, but it's still close enough to the city to be accessible...

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