Since our federal recognition in 1969, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community has worked diligently to achieve a significant level of self-sufficiency and a meaningful level of self-determination. We utilize our resources from gaming and non-gaming enterprises to first and foremost meet our responsibilities to our Tribal membership. All internal infrastructure, including, but not limited to housing, roads, water and sewer systems, and essential services to individuals regarding education, health, and welfare are met by Tribal resources. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community also makes payments to city and county governments to cover the cost of services provided by those local jurisdictions to the Community. When our needs are met, we have the good fortune to assist others. There continue to be overwhelming unmet needs in Indian Country, and since it is our cultural and social tradition to assist those in need, the Tribal membership has authorized sharing financial assistance with other Tribes and Indian and non-Indian organizations through a charitable giving program. Each year the SMSC produces an annual donation report to highlight these donations.
Please Submit Requests to: SMSC Donations, 2330 Sioux Trail NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372
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Indian Youth of America, Sioux City, IA $75,000
-Summer youth camps in Arizona and the Black Hills.
Upper Midwest American Indian Center, Minneapolis, MN $30,000
-Roof replacement and environmental upgrades.
Slim Buttes Agricultural Project (Running Strong), Minneapolis, MN $25,000
-Funding towards planning, capital development, and youth programming.
Ain Dah Yung Center, St. Paul, MN $10,000
-Shelter and program support.
American Cancer Society, Mendota Heights, MN $10,000
-Sponsorship of Scott County Relay for Life.
Smile Network International, Minneapolis, MN $10,000
-Program support to provide dental and facial reconstructive services to children in developing countries.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Minneapolis, MN $5,000
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Washington, DC $5,000
-Program support, education, and services to families.