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New center to address abuse, violence on reservations

A new center will provide services to address child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence among Native Americans in northern Minnesota.

The Family Advocacy Center of Northern Minnesota will be located in Bemidji, near the Red Lake Ojibwe Reservation. It is designed to provide training, support, counseling and other services to Indians in the area. The Leech Lake and White Earth reservations will also be served.

The center came about as tribal leaders and federal officials discussed ways to address high rates of abuse and violence on reservations. The board of directors will include Red Lake l Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr. and Secretary Judy Roy.

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RED LAKE, MINN.: Program to help abused youth could be U.S. template (The St. Paul Pioneer Press 5/9)

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