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

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“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.