• Home Repair in Red Lake, Minnesota - Minnesota  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Red Lake, Minnesota - Minnesota  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Red Lake, Minnesota - Minnesota  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Red Lake, Minnesota - Minnesota  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Red Lake, Minnesota - Minnesota  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Red Lake, Minnesota - Minnesota  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Red Lake, Minnesota - Minnesota  - Mission Finder

Home Repair in Red Lake, Minnesota

This is the homeland of the Red Lake Chippewa Tribe whose ancestors were living here long before Europeans arrived. This is one of the few “closed” reservations—so called because the tribe has continually stood up to the government by refusing to divide and sell off their lands. Many people here still earn a living by fishing in the lake, and they supplement their diet by hunting game in the dense woods.

Your group will be staying in a clean, modern school right in Red Lake. And new this year, you will have access to more newly renovated showers just a short distance away!

Where

Red Lake, Minnesota

When

July 15 2018 to July 21 2018

Skills

Basic labor and painting skills. For ages 12+

What We Will Do

Jobs are scarce in this remote area, and unemployment runs high. Northern Minnesota is known for frigid winters that take a toll on houses. On top of that, many homes here are overcrowded. Due to low incomes and a shortage of housing stock, you often see several generations of a family crowding together under one roof. Each of these things is hard on houses, but combined together, they can spell disaster without your help! Projects will vary, from light carpentry and simple repairs to construction of sturdy decks to provide safe entry into homes.

Our partner there is an entity of the tribe itself. We will be on the reservation at the request and invitation of tribal leaders. This Workcamp is an integral part of a long-term, ongoing effort by the people of Red Lake to build up their community and improve their lives. People there look forward to having groups like yours come every summer, so you know you will be welcome.

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