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Fargo homeless shelter plans event tonight to honor memory of namesake Gladys Ray

FARGO - The Gladys Ray Shelter will honor its namesake tonight with an open house. The new city-owned shelter at 1519 1st Ave. S. is named for Gladys Shingobe Ray, who died in February 2006 at age 73. Ray was known as an advocate for American Ind...

FARGO - The Gladys Ray Shelter will honor its namesake tonight with an open house.

The new city-owned shelter at 1519 1st Ave. S. is named for Gladys Shingobe Ray, who died in February 2006 at age 73. Ray was known as an advocate for American Indians, homeless people and young people. She also was called Biidwewidamookwe, or Hear the Thunder Coming Woman.

Activities start at 4:30 tonight and include an Ojibwe Blessing, the White Earth Honor Guard, speakers and an honor song by local American Indian artist and singer. There also will be tours of the shelter, food and a video/display of Gladys Ray's achievements.

The event is open to those who knew Ray, members of the community, family friends and neighbors.

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