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SMSC Invites the Public to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

During the first three Thursdays in November, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is hosting family-friendly events at Hoċokata Ti in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Guests will have the opportunity to learn and understand more about the Dakota people by participating in traditional games, language lessons, art activities, and more.

The following is the list of events by date:

November 3 │ 5-7pm
Language and traditional games

November 10 │ 5-7pm
Art activity and movie/presentation

November 17 │ 5-7pm
Guided exhibit and collections tours

Cost is just $12 per person and includes native food sampling from Mazopiya, the SMSC-owned natural food market. Preregistration is required. Limited to ages 5 and up. Visit for more information and to register.

Additionally, follow the SMSC’s social channels all month to learn more about Native culture, history, and contributions.

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Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

2330 Sioux Trail NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372
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