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AT THE 2010 KIDS COUNT EVENT at the Shooting Star Casino Wednesday, Sept. 15 were, from left, Joan LaVoy, White Earth Education Director, Barb Fabre, White Earth Child Care Director, Robert Durant, White Earth Secretary-Treasurer, Kara Arzamendia, Research Directorfor the Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota, Mary Leff, White Earth Early Childhood Initiative coordinator.

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According to data released in the "2010 Kids Count" book, "communities that experience segregation and lack of access to jobs, nutritious foods and decent housing can harm the families who call these neighborhoods home."

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It goes on to say that those communities tend to have higher rates of poverty, lower incomes and lower rates of educational attainment.

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