Department of Land and Natural Resources
The SMSC Department of Land and Natural Resources helps fulfill the tribe's strong commitment to environmental stewardship. The Dakota people have a kinship to Unci Maka, our term for Grandmother Earth, and hold her in the highest regard.
Our philosophy is to plan seven generations ahead, which further supports our dedication to protecting and preserving the environment. Learn more about our environmental projects and find helpful resources for construction on SMSC lands by following the links in the Projects & Reources section of this page.