Native American leaders look for solutions to homeless encampment

More than 300 people are estimated to be living in tents near Hiawatha and Franklin avenues in Minneapolis.

The Wall of Forgotten Natives, as some are calling it, is the largest homeless encampment in recent Minnesota history.

City leaders originally said they would find shelter for the mostly Native American camp residents by the end of September. Now, leaders say that deadline might have to be pushed back. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Robert Lilligren.

He is Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors, a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, and a former city council member.

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