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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$100,000 : Teton Coalition, Rapid City, SD
- Funding to lower mortgage payments for American Indian fixed-income elders and disabled to promote homeownership.
$75,000 : Lakota People’s Law Project, Santa Cruz, CA
- Funding to support Our Children Are Sacred program.
$50,000 : United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY), Mesa, AZ
- Matching grant to support their 25 Under 25 program.
$27,477 : Lightning Stick Lacrosse/Lotus 88 Foundation, Westminster, CO
- Sponsorship of the Lightning Stick Lacrosse program and camps.
$25,000 : Native Report, Duluth, MN
- Sponsorship of Native Report public television series.
$10,000 : Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
- General sponsorship.
$10,000 : Flandreau Indian School, Flandreau, SD
- Support for student athletics for the 2014-2015 school year.