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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Notah Begay III Foundation, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM $375,000
-Funding to support youth sports and wellness programming in the Upper Midwest region. Part II of a $750,000 pledge.
Upper Midwest American Indian Center, Minneapolis, MN $50,000
-Funding for furnace and elevator repair and maintenance.
Boys and Girls Club of the Missouri River Area, Wagner, SD $75,000
-Funding support for the Wagner and Marty Units.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, Flandreau, SD $30,000
-Support for the Dakota language program.
Saints Healthcare Foundation, Shakopee, MN $25,000
-Sponsorship of their annual Gala.
Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN $25,000
-Sponsorship of Almanac at the Capitol.
Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis, MN $25,000
-Funding for their annual banquet, golf fundraiser, and dues.
Laker Educational Foundation, Prior Lake, MN $20,000
-Part 2 of pledge to Friends of Wolf Ridge to send Prior Lake students to Wolf Ridge ELC.
Division of Indian Work, Minneapolis, MN $17,500
-Winter coats for American Indian students attending Minneapolis Public Schools who receive free or reduced lunch.
St. Mary’s Health Clinics, St. Paul, MN $15,000
-Matching grant to support the Shakopee clinic.
Sacred Shield Program, St. Stephens, WY $8,000
-Operating expenses for a domestic violence center.
Como Friends, St. Paul, MN $5,400
- Funding to repair the snow leopard exhibit.
Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN $5,000
-Funding to provide legal services to children in fostercare.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, West Des Moines, IA $5,000
Remer Ambulance Service, Remer, MN $5,000
-Matching grant to purchase a LUCAS system for heart attack response.
YouthCare, Minneapolis, MN $5,000
-Matching grant for the YouthLEAD and girls’ mentoring group program at Little Earth.