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Associated Press, Published June 30 2009

Three Affiliated Tribes working on homes

PARSHALL, N.D. – A major housing project on the Fort Berthold Reservation is under way.

Tribal and community leaders broke ground Monday for the “200+” homes initiative. Its goal is 210 homes in districts across the reservation.

Tribal Councilman Mervin Packineau said the project is a “dream come true” for tribal residents who could not afford homes.

Tribal Chairman Marcus Levings said earlier that $9 million in federal stimulus money would be used to improve housing, roads and water systems.

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