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Shakopee Tribe shares $56.5M with fellow tribes


Ed. Note: The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is a Dakota tribe, not an Ojibwe tribe.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota has donated more than $56.5 million over the past few years to tribes, Indian organizations and Indian programs.

In the last fiscal year alone, the tribe donated $14.5 million to Indian Country. Much of the money has gone to help fellow tribes in Minnesota.

The beneficiaries have included the Bois Forte Band, who received $1.5 million for economic development and $3.5 million for a family wellness center; the Grand Portage Band, who received $1 million grant for a renovation project; the Red Lake Band, who received $200,000 for a family violence center; and the Leech Lake Band, who received $500,000 for well-drilling equipment.

Just last week, the tribe gave $166,700 to Itasca Community College to pay for Native language programs. Over three years, the tribe is giving the school $500,000 to support Indian programs.

Get the Story:
Southern tribe shares with Ojibwe (The Duluth News Tribune 10/10)
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Relevant Links:
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community - http://www.shakopeedakota.org

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