November 30, 2009

First Goodwill store on the rez

Lac du Flambeau Goodwill store is first-ever on an Indian reservationThe first Goodwill store to be located on an Indian reservation has its grand opening next week in northern Wisconsin.

Members of the Lac du Flambeau tribe have wanted more retail stores on the reservation for years. Patricia O’Neil is with the Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community, one of the partners behind getting the first Goodwill store built in “Indian Country.” O’Neil says it’s a good fit and a good time for its grand opening. She expects the store will be successful because more people are using resale services because of tight budgets and the green movement.

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