Category: Press Release

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announces book giveaway for educators and libraries during Native American Heritage Month

Tribe gifting 2,000 copies of brand-new book “Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults” at events, online Prior Lake, Minn. — In honor of the beginning of Native American Heritage Month, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), through its Understand Native Minnesota campaign, is sponsoring a large-scale book giveaway of “Braiding Sweetgrass…

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Native American teaching resources in Minnesota’s classrooms assessed in new research report

Curriculum materials are of “highly variable quality,” availability is “hit-or-miss,” and educators want professional development help, according to first-of-its-kind resource scan report Prior Lake, Minn. — A new, first-of-its-kind report was released today assessing what teaching resources on Native American subject matter are in actual use by Minnesota educators. The…

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Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community launches $5 million campaign to improve the Native American narrative in Minnesota schools

Prior Lake, Minn. – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) today announced the launch of Understand Native Minnesota, a $5 million, three-year strategic initiative and philanthropic campaign to improve the Native American narrative in Minnesota schools. SMSC Secretary/Treasurer Rebecca Crooks-Stratton, who will lead the campaign for the tribe, announced the…

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