|Dave presenting at a community meeting|
Whittier is a working-class neighborhood, just 'across the tracks' east of downtown, with a long tradition of welcoming new immigrants. It is also, as we've heard from many residents, the 'caring neighborhood' in that it is here where those without a place to sleep or money for food can find assistance from a host of charitable organizations.
Listening to folks here made me think about how most, but importantly not all, of present day Sioux Falls residents come from families that immigrated to the U.S at one time. Those that did not immigrate like the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota are often referred to in the past tense, an unfortunate oversight since Native Americans from these and other tribes are alive and well here in Sioux Falls.
|Drawing workshop at the Multicultural center|