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SMSC and MAZON Partner with University of Arkansas School of Law on First-of-its-Kind Project to Develop Model Tribal Food Codes

Project part of the tribe’s national Seeds of Native Health campaign to improve Native American nutrition
Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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.

SMSC Appoints Conservation Officers to Enforce Game Laws on Reservation

Scott County, Prior Lake, and Shakopee will continue to provide criminal law enforcement services
Date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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.

American Heart Association and Shakopee Tribe Join Forces for Native American Health

Roundtable gathering of funders will address the need for a national strategy to solve complex nutrition crisis
Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015

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.

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