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Prior Lake, MN 55372

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Welcome to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is a federally recognized, sovereign Indian tribe located southwest of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The SMSC provides services for its members in the areas of health, education, and general welfare. With a focus on being a good neighbor, good steward of the earth, and a good employer, the SMSC is committed to community partnerships, charitable donations, a healthy environment, and a strong economy. As of March 2014, the SMSC owns 3,905.2 acres of which 2,061.62 is fee (taxable) land and 1,843.57 is trust (protected) land.

Good Neighbor Partnerships: As a good neighbor, the SMSC enters partnerships with local entities when it is to the benefit of both parties and meets goals that the SMSC tribal members and Business Council have set.

Good Employer: With more than 4,200 employees, the SMSC and its enterprises are the largest employer in Scott County, providing good benefits and a good living for its workers.

Steward of the Land: The Dakota way is to plan for the Seventh Generation, to make sure that resources will be available in the future to sustain life for seven generations to come.

For the Shakopee Mdewakanton people of today, culture and environment are intimately intertwined. We strive to respect and care for the environment while retaining our cultural connection with the earth. The SMSC has also donated more than $290 million to organizations and causes since 1992, funds its own infrastructure, and voluntarily contributes to regional infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer systems, and emergency services.

We appreciate your interest in the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, and we invite you to learn more about us.


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