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11/19/08 - Vizenor describes plan for chemical dependency residential treatment program for American Indian youth


“The best investment any of us can ever make is in our youth,” White Earth Tribal Chairwoman Erma Vizenor told Beltrami County commissioners Tuesday. The state Department of Corrections, in a study of Twin Cities youth, found that 47 percent of the youth in the juvenile corrections system were American Indian, way higher than the 2 percent of the Minnesota population that is American Indian, she said.