Exploring the SMSC exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair

Posted on October 1, 2021

Episode Description

This special video episode explores the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s exhibit at this year’s Minnesota State Fair. This was the first time a tribal government ever had a booth at the fair.

The episode takes you behind the scenes for an up-close look at the exhibit and features interviews with special guests who stopped by.

Guests include SMSC Vice-Chairman Cole Miller, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Jonathan Weinhagen, Minnesota Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, Minnesota State Sen. Eric Pratt, and Prior Lake Mayor Kirt Briggs.

If you missed the exhibit at the State Fair, it’s now on display at the tribe’s cultural center, Hoċokata Ti, through November 13. Stop by to learn more about the SMSC and the 10 other tribal nations in Minnesota. Learn more at hocokatati.org.