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BIA extends comment period for Shakopee Tribe land-into-trust

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is giving officials in Shakopee, Minnesota, more time to comment on a land-into-trust application submitted by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

The city wanted more time because it just swore in Mayor Brad Tabke and a new council member. Tabke has already met with tribal leaders and has sought to improve government-to-government relations.

And in one of their first actions, the city council voted to sit down with the tribe to discuss the application before submitting comments to the BIA. The tribe is seeking to place 133 acres in trust.

Other communities, however, are fighting the tribe's request.

Get the Story:
Shakopee council to talk with tribe before taking stand (The Shakopee Valley News 1/5)

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