Prior Lake, Minn. – The public is invited to participate in the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s summer blood drive on Tuesday, August 12, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness.
Blood donors are desperately needed. According to Memorial Blood Centers, the SMSC’s blood drive partner, someone in the local community needs blood every two seconds. All blood types are needed, but especially type O, the universal donor. Each pint of donated blood can potentially save as many as three lives.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community donated the 800th AED on July 10, 2014, to the CAP Agency of Scott, Carver, and Dakota counties. Tribal officials joined CAP Agency representatives to celebrate this milestone donation in the year that also marks the 10-year anniversary of the tribe’s first AED donations.
Prior Lake, Minn. – Mall of America visitors will have the opportunity to watch American Indian singers and dancers perform a free exhibition in the Rotunda at Mall of America on Thursday, August 14. This exhibition of dancers from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and other Indian tribes from throughout the United States is a preview of the annual SMSC Wacipi (Pow Wow), which runs August 15-17 at the SMSC Wacipi Grounds in Shakopee. Both the exhibition and Wacipi are open to the public.