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Shakopee Tribe given a Jefferson Award for philanthropic efforts (12/03)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has received a prestigious award for its philanthropic efforts. The tribe was previously selected as a regional winner of the Jefferson Award. At a ceremony on Tuesday, the tribe was chosen as the...

Nine Minnesota tribes contribute nearly $1.2M to state politicians (11/03)
Nine tribes in Minnesota have poured nearly $1.2 million into political campaigns in the state. The Prairie Island Indian Community, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe were the top three givers, Politics in Minnesota...

Yankton Sioux Tribe to build headquarters with Shakopee grant (10/13)
The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will build a temporary headquarters thanks to a $1 million grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota. The Yankton Sioux Tribe was forced out its building in Marty after flooding in...

Shakopee Tribe awards $50K grant for Cobell case documentary (09/20)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota awarded a $50,000 grant to support a documentary about the Indian trust fund lawsuit. Broken Promises: Indian Trust tells the story of Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, and...

Yankton Sioux Tribe forced out of its headquarters due to flooding (07/22)
The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has been forced out of its headquarters due to major flooding on the reservation. A rain storm in June flooded the bottom floor of the headquarters. The tribe hasn't decided whether it will...

Shakopee Tribe to open organic, natural foods store in fall (05/03)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota will open a store featuring organic and natural foods this fall. The 7,900 square-foot facility will offer fresh produce, meat, breads, dairy, frozen foods, personal care items and other products. A deli and...

Shakopee Tribe to provide health services at mobile clinic (04/13)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community will be sending its mobile health clinic to communities across Minnesota. The SMSC Mobile Unit provides health screening, mammograms, prevention and education, and treatment services. It also functions as a mobile incident command center in...

Shakopee Tribe reports Indian Country loans and donations (04/08)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota released its annual donation report on Wednesday. The tribe donated more than $30 million between October 1, 2008, and September 30, 2009. Of the amount, 20 tribes received $17.5 million in grants for...

Shakopee man refusing to pay settlement for assault (02/17)
A member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota is refusing to pay off a $2 million settlement to the family of a girl whom he sexually assaulted, KSTP-TV reports. Daniel Jones was 18 at the time of the...

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe gets $940K Shakopee grant (11/04)
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has received $940,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. The majority of the grant, $790,000, will fund a new convenience store on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation. The 5,667...

Shakopee Tribe donates $86K to powwows (10/08)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota donated a total of $86,000 to 67 powwows in fiscal year 2009. Most of the donations went to powwows in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The largest donation of $20,000 supported the...

Shakopee Tribe ready to run wind turbine (10/07)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has installed a $1.8 million wind turbine on the reservation. The turbine will provide up to 1.5-megawatts of power. It is expected to supply enough energy for all residents of the reservation. The...

Tribes give $30K for gym on Blackfeet Nation (10/05)
Two tribes donated $30,000 for a new gym at a public school on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana. The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians of California donated $20,000 and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota donated $10,000...

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe debuts housing (09/16)
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is opening the doors to its new apartment complex. The Tatewin Apartments are named for the late Darlene Allen Bernard. Her Indian name was Tatewin, or Wind Woman. Phase one of...

City supports Shakopee Tribe's land-into-trust (09/11)
The city council in Prior Lake, Minnesota, voted to support the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's land-into-trust application. The tribe wants 78 acres placed in trust. Some of the land will be used for a new tribal government center and a...

Shakopee Tribe donates $320K for abuse victims (09/03)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announced a donation of $320,000 to the Family Advocacy Center of Northern Minnesota. The money will help the center provide services to victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. According to the tribe,...

Bois Forte Band starts work on new building (08/12)
The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota broke ground on a new government and community services building that will replace the tribal headquarters that was destroyed by a recent fire. The $12.2 million facility was already in the...

Bois Forte Band offers $14K reward in fire case (07/24)
The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota is offering a $14,00 reward in connection with a fire that destroyed the tribal headquarters this week. The tribe believes arson is to blame for the early Monday morning fire. “Several...

Shakopee Community details $40M in donations (07/21)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community of Minnesota donated more than $40 million to tribes, Indian organizations, educational institutions and charities last year. The tribe's annual report detailed $16.8 million in grants to 19 tribes. Five tribes in Minnesota each received...

Shakopee Tribe runs biomass energy plant (06/23)
The Shakopee Mdewkanton Sioux Community of Minnesota is the joint operator of a biomass energy plant. The Koda Energy Plant generates heat and electricity by exclusively burning natural products such as prairie grass, oat hulls and wood chips. The electricity...

Shakopee Tribe plans land-into-trust application (06/03)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota is seeking to have 80 acres placed in trust. The tribe plans to open a new headquarters and clinic on the land. A local official is already opposing the application. "There are over...

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe wins $60K Shakopee grant (04/30)
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has received a $60,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. The tribe will use the money to finish a youth recreation center. The grant will provide $15,000 for furnishings,...

Shakopee $1M grant to help Flandreau Santee Sioux (03/31)
A $1 million grant from the Shakopee Mdewankanton Sioux Community of Minnesota will help the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota provide homes for elders. The money will be used to fund construction of a senior independent living project....

Shakopee Tribe not worried about land-into-trust (03/19)
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar has “absolutely no negative impact” on the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community of Minnesota, the tribe's attorney said. The tribe didn't gain formal recognition until 1969. But the tribe came "under federal...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe delays grocery store again (02/18)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has delayed the opening of its grocery store again. The Turtle Crossing store was supposed to open late last year. But rising costs and equipment delays have pushed its debut to May. The...