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White Earth Tribal Council members Gus Bevins, Robert Durant, Chairwoman Erma Vizenor, Terry Tibbetts and Irene Auginaush cut the ribbon at the White Earth women's shelter Monday afternoon. Brian Basham/Tribune

Ready to help: White Earth opens women's shelter

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Monday marked the grand opening of White Earth's women's shelter in White Earth village.

The opening ceremony started with a traditional blessing by spiritual leader Mike Swan. This was not only for those who come to the shelter seeking help, Swan said, but also for those who work there, because "it's not an easy job, helping people."

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