Prior Lake, Minn. – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) received an Honoring Nations award today from the Harvard University Project on American Indian Economic Development. The SMSC’s nomination of the Scott County Association for Leadership and Efficiency (SCALE) was selected as an Honors recipient, the Honoring Nations award for excellence in Native American tribal governance.
Scott County, Minn. – Ribbons were cut at two Scott County trail projects funded by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) on Tuesday, as these new and improved trails officially opened to the public. The SMSC announced $366,000 in grants in January to fund five Scott County trail projects; the trails in Elko New Market and New Prague were the first to be completed.
Prior Lake, Minn. – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is planning prescribed burns for approximately 210 acres in several locations on the reservation, possibly as early as mid-October, with five additional burns of up to 56 acres planned for local areas off the reservation. The SMSC conducts prescribed burns on reservation lands and in neighboring governments’ jurisdictions each fall and spring as an effective land management tool.