MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – A landmark project to enhance tribal food sovereignty was unveiled today as the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger announce their collaboration with the University of Arkansas School of Law as part of the tribe’s Seeds of Native Health initiative.
Prior Lake, Minn. – Yesterday, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) signed a joint powers agreement with Scott County, Shakopee, and Prior Lake relating to the Mdewakanton Conservation and Enforcement Agency, which will enforce conservation laws on SMSC lands. The agreement follows a joint powers agreement signed in July with the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The SMSC’s three conservation officers are licensed by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training.
Prior Lake, Minn. – Today the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced their collaboration to accelerate the development of a national framework to improve Native American nutrition. This announcement follows the launch in March of Seeds of Native Health, the Minnesota tribe’s initiative to improve Native American nutrition, and the recent release of a new report detailing the grave dietary crisis facing many Native American communities.