A Village Apart: Lummi Nation Creates a Unique Community to Support Families

Summary: This article is about the Lummi tribal community’s approach to Native American children in foster care. This innovative approach provides housing in a supportive community so children can safely stay or return home with their families.  The housing community is on the reservation and income-based, addressing the intersectionality of child welfare, poverty, and race.  

 

Application: System can utilize this article to learn about a community approach to caring for children. This article promotes a culturally based initiative that has successfully developed a supportive housing community that provides reunification support to Lummi tribal children in foster care.  

 

Source: Elizabeth Amon, The Imprint

 

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