Officials: Seattle Homeless Camp Must Move - Again
SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle and Indian officials say a Seattle homeless camp known as Nickelsville will have to move again. Campers set up their tents Wednesday night on city land leased to the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation at Discovery Park. But city parks spokeswoman Dewey Potter says the tent city residents have until Sunday night to leave that field. Marty Bluewater, the Indian foundation's executive director, calls it a misunderstanding, adding that while the foundation would like to help, it can't give permission to use the land. A Nickelsville spokesman told The Seattle Times that tent city residents are discussing their next move. The camp opened last week on city land in south Seattle and named itself Nickelsville in a move to pressure Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels into opening more shelters for the homeless. Nearly two dozen campers were arrested Friday when they refused to move. Others accepted offers of shelter, and some moved to nearby state land where they stayed until Wednesday under an agreement with Gov. Chris Gregoire.
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