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Prior Lake, Minn. – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota announced a $325,000 grant to the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma for its restorative and clean food agriculture program. The grant will fund 90 fruit trees, equipment, staff, an office, and much more.
SHAKOPEE, Minn. – Dancers of all ages will gather at the annual Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi (Pow Wow) from Friday, August 16, through Sunday, August 18, at the Wacipi Grounds on the SMSC reservation. A social gathering where friends and relatives celebrate their culture and way of life, the Wacipi is open to the public. The word “Wacipi” (pronounced “wah-chee-pee”) in the Dakota language translates as “they dance.”
June 6, 2013 (MINNEAPOLIS) The green roof at the Minneapolis City Hall and Courthouse building is now buzzing with honeybees, thanks to a donation from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, which donated the bees from its own apiaries. Bees on rooftops are common in cities, and the green roof provides critical, protected habitat – especially in a commercial area such as Downtown. The two hives are expected to grow to about 50,000 bees each.