KIPI News April 26, 2023 – Part 2

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Specialists have recovered a 930-year-old canoe belonging to a Native American tribe from a North Carolina lake, with their incredible discovery captured on video. The nearly millennium-old Native American canoe was fished out on Wednesday, by the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology and the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe. The boat was originally stumbled upon by a group of 13-year-old boys in 2021, according to local media reports, with authorities notified and its location marked for it to be safely removed.


Denver’s first Native American affordable housing project aims to make amends for U.S. policy. Carla Respects Nothing left the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota right after high school, wondering what other life was beyond the rolling prairie. She had relatives in Denver, so she came to Colorado’s largest city in 1989 and enrolled in community college. She didn’t realize then how much it would matter, but this is what Respects Nothing left behind: her ancestors’ Lakota language, the traditions of the Oglala Sioux, her sense of belonging.  For the first time, the city is building an apartment complex for American Indians who are homeless or on the verge of losing their housing, a community that, in one small way, will attempt to make up for past wrongs. Mercy Housing, a national affordable housing nonprofit headquartered in Denver, will build a 187-unit community centered on “recognizing the historic displacement of American Indian tribes” after presenting the winning grant proposal to the Denver Housing Authority.

Those are your headlines at this hour. I’m Colette Keith in the KIPI News center.

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