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Prior Lake, MN - Native American youth will celebrate the Dakota culture with a dance presentation for the general public on May 17, 2007, at the Prior Lake Senior High School auditorium. The public is invited to be the guest of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community at the performance which will consist of Community children and youth in handmade regalia dancing to the songs of the Little Six Drum Group.
Prior Lake, MN - The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has awarded a $100,000 grant for construction to the United Tribes Technical College. The grant will be used for student housing.
The United Tribes Technical College is a fully accredited inter-tribally controlled higher education institution governed by the five tribes located in North Dakota. Its tribal owners are the Mandan, Arikara, and Hidatsa Nation; Spirit Lake Tribe; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate; and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. Annual enrollment is over 1,000 students from 66 different tribal nations around the country. UTTC was the second tribal college in the country, opening in 1969. Today there are 35 tribal colleges in Indian Country.
Prior Lake, MN - The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community will hold the Living Strong Wellness Conference July 23-24, 2007, at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Registration is free.
The purpose of the Living Strong Conference is to increase awareness of the influence of lifestyle choices on the prevention and management of chronic illness both personally and for individual communities. Approximately 700 tribal members from American Indian communities across the Northern Plains are expected to attend.