04-0217R

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR HOMELESS AND PRECARIOUSLY HOUSED AMERICAN INDIANS IN DULUTH ENTITLED "ANISHINABE ABI IN DULUTH" AND ADOPTING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN COMMISSION BASED ON SAID NEEDS ASSESSMENT.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth hereby accepts the needs assessment for homeless and precariously housed American Indians in Duluth entitled "Anishinabe abi in Duluth," dated December 2003, on file with the city clerk as Public Document No. _______.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth hereby adopts the recommendations promulgated by the American Indian commission at its March 15, 2004, commission meeting, as set forth below and on file with the city clerk as Public Document No. _______:
(a) The mayor and city council support the establishment of a housing work group by the American Indian commission to begin to deal with the problems as noted in the report;
(b) The mayor and city council begin to explore the acquisition and the setting aside of specific funds for American Indian housing and related issues in Duluth;
(c) The mayor and city council support the American Indian commission in its efforts to bring American Indian tribes/reservations into the process of improving American Indian housing in Duluth.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  In 2003, a needs assessment for homeless and precariously housed American Indians in Duluth entitled "Anishinabe abi in Duluth" was prepared by the Wilder Research Center. Funding sources other than the city paid for the assessment. The American Indian commission has promulgated recommendations based on the needs assessment, as set forth in this resolution. This resolution accepts the needs assessment and adopts the recommendations of the American Indian commission.