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Non-Indian parents file lawsuit to halt transfer of child custody cases to tribes
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Non-Indian parents file lawsuit to halt transfer of child custody cases to tribes (October 11, 2017)

Two non-Indian parents filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the state of Minnesota from transferring Indian child custody cases to tribes.

Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August
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Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August (July 26, 2017)

Two tribes whose territories span the United States border with Canada have joined forces for a unique summit.

Shakopee Tribe partners with tribal colleges for language program
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Shakopee Tribe partners with tribal colleges for language program (June 1, 2017)

The goal of the Voices of Our Ancestors program is to keep the Dakota language alive for future generations.

Sioux Nation to President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
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Sioux Nation to President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (November 30, 2016)

Get the Army out of Indian country. Stop the oil pipeline. Protect our drinking water. Preserve our Native homeland.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe opens nursing home
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe opens nursing home (October 24, 2016)

The 60-bed, 55,000 square-foot facility is located on tribal land near Whiteclay, Nebraska.

Five tribes donate over $500K for Democratic party's convention
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Five tribes donate over $500K for Democratic party's convention (June 30, 2016)

The tribal contributions were significant because they represented about half of the total that was raised in May for the upcoming meeting.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community adds another 128 acres
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Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community adds another 128 acres (June 22, 2016)

So far this year, the Minnesota tribe's reservation has grown by about 369 acres.

Oglala Sioux Tribe prepares to open long-awaited nursing home
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Oglala Sioux Tribe prepares to open long-awaited nursing home (June 10, 2016)

The $16.5 million Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home is located on tribal land near Whiteclay, Nebraska.

Bureau of Indian Affairs adds more land to Shakopee Reservation
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Bureau of Indian Affairs adds more land to Shakopee Reservation (March 29, 2016)

Another 240.71 acres is in trust for the Minnesota tribe, according to five notices published in the Federal Register.

Dave Archambault: Yanktonai artist Oscar Howe recorded history
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Dave Archambault: Yanktonai artist Oscar Howe recorded history (March 28, 2016)

The murals on the walls of the Shear Howe arena in Mobridge, South Dakota, reveal an invaluable perspective of American Indian life shortly after contact with the Wasicus.

Bureau of Indian Affairs adds nearly 47 acres to Shakopee Reservation
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Bureau of Indian Affairs adds nearly 47 acres to Shakopee Reservation (March 17, 2016)

Acting assistant secretary Larry Roberts signed three reservation proclamations for the Minnesota tribe.

BIA approves HEARTH Act leasing regulations for Shakopee Tribe
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BIA approves HEARTH Act leasing regulations for Shakopee Tribe (March 15, 2016)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota will no longer have to seek approval for every business site lease.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community elects council leaders
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Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community elects council leaders (January 21, 2016)

Chairman Charlie Vig and Vice Chairman Keith B. Anderson won re-election. Freedom Brewer, a newcomer, will serve as Secretary/Treasurer.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe set to open nursing home
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe set to open nursing home (October 29, 2015)

The Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home being built just south of Whiteclay, Nebraska, is near completion.

Yankton Sioux Tribe starts work on new $1.6M dialysis facility
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Yankton Sioux Tribe starts work on new $1.6M dialysis facility (October 16, 2015)

The 3,800 square-foot center will help serve more patients, some of whom have been traveling 100 miles or more for care.

Another $118K in grants awarded through Seeds of Native Health
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Another $118K in grants awarded through Seeds of Native Health (October 12, 2015)

The money will be used to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for Native youth.

BIA proclaims another 104 acres as reservation of Shakopee Tribe
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BIA proclaims another 104 acres as reservation of Shakopee Tribe (October 2, 2015)

Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn signed the reservation proclamation on September 22.

Oglala Sioux Tribe set to open $16.5M nursing home next year
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Oglala Sioux Tribe set to open $16.5M nursing home next year (September 3, 2015)

The facility is located on tribal land in Whiteclay, a border town in Nebraska.

Tribes receive first round of grants from Seeds of Native Health
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Tribes receive first round of grants from Seeds of Native Health (August 4, 2015)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota launched the program to improve nutrition in Indian Country.

Oglala Sioux Tribe on track to complete $16.5M nursing home
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Oglala Sioux Tribe on track to complete $16.5M nursing home (July 30, 2015)

The 51,000 square-foot facility near Whiteclay, Nebraska, will house 60 elders.

Shakopee Tribe donates $25K to fund Lakota language immersion
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Shakopee Tribe donates $25K to fund Lakota language immersion (June 12, 2015)

The money will help Oglala Lakota College match a $75,000 grant from the Administration for Native Americans.

BIA hopes to implement new ICWA regulation by end of year
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BIA hopes to implement new ICWA regulation by end of year (May 8, 2015)

Public comments are due by May 19 on a rule that seeks to ensure compliance by state courts and child welfare agencies.

Editorial: Shakopee Tribe contributes $5M for health initiative
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Editorial: Shakopee Tribe contributes $5M for health initiative (March 27, 2015)

The tribe, which has become a philanthropic force in Minnesota and in Indian Country, has smartly worked in partnership with leading organizations that have done pioneering work in nutrition, fitness and wellness.

City leaders to work closely with Shakopee Tribe on road project
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City leaders to work closely with Shakopee Tribe on road project (January 27, 2015)

The project will impact tribal property and will connect to another road that leads directly to the reservation.

8th Circuit rules against Indian inmate in religious rights case
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8th Circuit rules against Indian inmate in religious rights case (January 27, 2015)

Wesley Eugene Brooks said a chemical dependency treatment program conflicted with his beliefs.

Native Sun News: Tribes step up with donations for cultural center
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Native Sun News: Tribes step up with donations for cultural center (January 22, 2015)

Organizers of a Native American events center that will benefit Indians living in and around Sacred He Sapa is closer to becoming a reality.

Opinion: Work with Shakopee Tribe on land-into-trust agreement
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Opinion: Work with Shakopee Tribe on land-into-trust agreement (January 20, 2015)

Mayor Ken Hedberg of Prior Lake discloses ongoing negotiations for a land use agreement with the tribe.

Opinion: No to land-into-trust for Shakopee Sioux Community
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Opinion: No to land-into-trust for Shakopee Sioux Community (January 15, 2015)

My position has always been, and continues to be, that I'm opposed politically and philosophically to placing more land with fee title into trust status.

Native Sun News: Deadline met for urban Indian preschool center
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Native Sun News: Deadline met for urban Indian preschool center (January 7, 2015)

A prominent Western South Dakota builder answered the call to aid Native American preschool programs, making a donation in time to meet a challenge-grant deadline.

White House invites youth to DC for Tribal Nations Conference
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White House invites youth to DC for Tribal Nations Conference (November 26, 2014)

A few dozen youth from across Indian Country will be taking part in the meeting on December 3.

Native Sun News: Urban Indian organization seeks new center
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Native Sun News: Urban Indian organization seeks new center (November 26, 2014)

A new Lakota Head Start and Early Childhood community center is looming on the horizon, thanks to financial backers of Rural America Initiatives.

Minnesota Tribes: United in campaign against racist NFL  mascot
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Minnesota Tribes: United in campaign against racist NFL mascot (November 3, 2014)

Leaders of eight tribes explain why they oppose the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Minneapolis examines whether it can outlaw R-word at stadium
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Minneapolis examines whether it can outlaw R-word at stadium (October 7, 2014)

The Washington team is playing at the University of Minnesota stadium on November 2.

University seeks to prevent use of NFL team's name at stadium
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University seeks to prevent use of NFL team's name at stadium (August 7, 2014)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community donated $10 million for the stadium where the team is due to play November 2.

BIA adds 569 acres to reservation of Shakopee Sioux Community
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BIA adds 569 acres to reservation of Shakopee Sioux Community (July 1, 2014)

Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn signed the reservation proclamation on June 20.

Death on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation ruled hypothermia
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Death on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation ruled hypothermia (May 6, 2014)

An autopsy confirmed that hypothermia was the cause of death for a woman on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Shakopee Tribe donates $1.4M to help tribes with heating costs
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Shakopee Tribe donates $1.4M to help tribes with heating costs (March 21, 2014)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has donated $1.4 million to fellow tribes to help with heating costs.

Shakopee Tribe to own, operate $105M hotel at Mall of America
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Shakopee Tribe to own, operate $105M hotel at Mall of America (March 4, 2014)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community will develop a $105 million hotel at the Mall of America in Minnesota.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe welcomes help for heating needs
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe welcomes help for heating needs (February 12, 2014)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is welcoming a $500,000 donation from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota.

Shakopee Tribe donates $870K for tribes facing fuel shortage
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Shakopee Tribe donates $870K for tribes facing fuel shortage (February 10, 2014)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has donated $870,000 to help tribes deal with a propane fuel crisis.

Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe boosts local economy
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Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe boosts local economy (August 30, 2013)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, located in the second poorest country in South Dakota, is making moves to create a way to not only save money for the tribal membership, but also create jobs.

MPR: Shakopee Tribe in talks to finance   Mall of America hotel
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MPR: Shakopee Tribe in talks to finance Mall of America hotel (May 31, 2013)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is in talks to finance a hotel at the Mall of America in Minnesota: The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community may play a key role in...

Shakopee Tribe issues $50K grant  to county historical society
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Shakopee Tribe issues $50K grant to county historical society (February 27, 2013)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has donated $50,000 to the Scott County Historical Society in Minnesota. The grant represents a significant amount for the group. Last year, the society's entire...

Winnebago Tribe awarded $250K Shakopee grant for youth
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Winnebago Tribe awarded $250K Shakopee grant for youth (January 24, 2013)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has received a $250,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. The money will be used to build a new facility for the...

Oliver Semans: Losing a modern-day warrior in Stanley Crooks
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Oliver Semans: Losing a modern-day warrior in Stanley Crooks (August 31, 2012)

"How do you describe the loss of a modern day warrior, a chief, and a friend? That’s where I am at today after hearing about the loss of Chairman Stanley...

Column: Stanley Crooks sought to share Shakopee Tribe story
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Column: Stanley Crooks sought to share Shakopee Tribe story (August 28, 2012)

"When I talked with Stanley Crooks, the Shakopee Mdewakanton tribal chairman, a few weeks ago by phone, I was struck by how he wanted to tell his life story. He...

Stanley Crooks, Shakopee Mdewakanton leader, passes at 70
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Stanley Crooks, Shakopee Mdewakanton leader, passes at 70 (August 27, 2012)

Stanley Crooks, the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota, died on Saturday. He was 70. Crooks led his tribe for more than 20 years. During his tenure,...

Shakopee Tribe looking into alleged odors from recycling facility
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Shakopee Tribe looking into alleged odors from recycling facility (June 26, 2012)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota is taking steps to address odors from its recycling facility. The tribe hired an industrial hygienist and has set up odor monitoring devices....

MPR: Red Lake Nation receives $750K grant for youth projects
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MPR: Red Lake Nation receives $750K grant for youth projects (May 9, 2012)

"Young people on the Red Lake Indian Reservation will soon have new places to exercise and hangout with friends. The Red Lake Nation this week received a $750,000 community development...

Shakopee Tribe sees success with organic recycling facility
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Shakopee Tribe sees success with organic recycling facility (February 22, 2012)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community operates one of the largest organic recycling facilities in Minnesota The facility opened last fall. It process organic waste into compost, which the tribe sells...

Tribes in Minnesota  shift campaign donations to Republicans
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Tribes in Minnesota shift campaign donations to Republicans (February 6, 2012)

Tribes are shifting their campaign donations to Republicans, Politics in Minnesota reported. The GOP took over the state Legislature in 2010. Since then, tribes have increased the percentage of their...

UTTC awarded $750K matching grant from Shakopee Tribe
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UTTC awarded $750K matching grant from Shakopee Tribe (February 1, 2012)

United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota has received a $750,000 matching grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. UTTC will use the money to help complete a...

City to oppose Shakopee Tribe's  land-into-trust application
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City to oppose Shakopee Tribe's land-into-trust application (January 25, 2012)

The city council in Shakopee, Minnesota, will join opposition to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community land-into-trust application. Officials, including the new mayor, are praising the tribe for discussing its development...

Stanley Crooks wins re-election as leader of Shakopee Tribe
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Stanley Crooks wins re-election as leader of Shakopee Tribe (January 19, 2012)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota reported the results of its recent business council election. Stanley R. Crooks won re-election as chairman. He will serve another four years. Charlie...

Shakopee Tribe aims for better relations over land-into-trust
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Shakopee Tribe aims for better relations over land-into-trust (January 11, 2012)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is working to improve relations with local communities through the land-into-trust process. The tribe recently filed applications for about 150 acres in two cities. Officials...

BIA extends comment period for Shakopee  Tribe land-into-trust
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BIA extends comment period for Shakopee Tribe land-into-trust (January 5, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is giving officials in Shakopee, Minnesota, more time to comment on a land-into-trust application submitted by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The city wanted more...

City  council stays out of Shakopee  Tribe land-into-trust  dispute
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City council stays out of Shakopee Tribe land-into-trust dispute (January 4, 2012)

The city council in Prior Lake, Minnesota, won't be joining opposition to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community land-into-trust application. The tribe wants to place 23 acres in trust. Other communities...

County raises Carcieri issue on Shakopee Tribe land-into-trust
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County raises Carcieri issue on Shakopee Tribe land-into-trust (December 6, 2011)

Officials in Scott County, Minnesota, believe the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar might stop the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community from acquiring more trust land. The decision bars...

Editorial:  Shakopee land-into-trust an issue for election
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Editorial: Shakopee land-into-trust an issue for election (November 4, 2011)

"In a nutshell, Mayor John Schmitt and his opponent in next Tuesday’s city election, Brad Tabke, agree that Shakopee is doing basically well. Tabke, however, thinks the city could be...

Shakopee Tribe submits land-into-trust request for 124 acres
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Shakopee Tribe submits land-into-trust request for 124 acres (October 13, 2011)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has submitted a land-into-trust application for 124 acres, The Shakopee Valley News reports. The tribe submitted the application to the Bureau of Indian...