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Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community adds another 128 acres






The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is hosting its annual Wacipi from August 19-21. An exhibition will be held at the Mall of America in Bloomington on August 18. Photo by SMSC

The reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota continues to grow.

Larry Roberts, the leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, signed a reservation proclamation for another 128.30 acres on June 8. A notice was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday.

"The land was proclaimed to be Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Reservation for the exclusive use of Indians on that Reservation who are entitled to reside at the Reservation by enrollment or tribal membership," the notice states.

Including the latest proclamation, the reservation has grown by 369.01 acres in 2016. In 2015, it grew by 104 acres and 2014 saw another 569 acres added to the tribe's land base.

Federal Register Notice:
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota (June 22, 2016)

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