By Brittany Hobson THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG- Bundles of dried sage tied together with red ribbon hang from black fixtures connected to wood-panelled walls. The space, in a building known simply as “the lodge.” may be small, but it is mighty in meaning. Outside, nearly two dozen colourful apartment units form a circle. A sacred fire sits bull’s-eye. It’s Winnipeg’s first tiny home village for people experiencing homelessness, dubbed Astum Api Niikinaahk or “come sit at our home” in Michif, a language spoken by many Metis. After years of development, the first residents moved in last month. Tears filled Melissa Stone’s eyes when she handed the first tenant a key. “He got into his robe and fell asleep ? he was just happy and in tears. The smile, it was
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