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New community garden aims to shed light on urban Indians

There’s a new urban garden on Chicago’s North Side – and for some, it’s more than a garden.

“It’s become a beacon for native people, for people who are looking for healing and a way to connect back to nature,” said 17-year-old Adrien Pochel, interim co-president of the Chi-Nations Youth Council (CNYC) who is Oji-Cree.

It’s called the First Nations Garden and it sits on the corner of Pulaski Road and Wilson Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood. The garden was created by the American Indian Center (AIC) and CNYC in partnership with the city of Chicago.

Read more at: WTTW News

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