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					Shakopee Mdewakanton
Sioux Community
2006 DONATION REPORT




INDIAN Working for Indian People and Minnesota
GAMING
INTRODUCTION




                            Shakopee Mdewakanton
                                                                                                        officerS
                                                                                                   Stanley r. crooks
                                                                                                             chairman

                              Sioux Community                                                       Glynn a. crooks
                                                                                                        Vice-chairman
                                  2330 Sioux Trail NW • Prior lake, MiNNeSoTa 55372               keith b. anderson
                                    Tribal office: 952-445-8900 • fax: 952-445-8906                Secretary/Treasurer
                                                 www.shakopeedakota.org




        From: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Business Council

        Since our federal recognition in 1969, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has
        worked diligently to achieve a significant level of self-sufficiency. During the early years of our
        Community, our lives were very different, many of our Tribal Members lived in poverty; times
        were hard; there were dirt roads. But through the efforts of our first Chairman Norman M. Crooks
        and his vision of self-sufficiency for our Community, his dream was realized through the advent
        of Indian Gaming. Norman is credited with bringing high stakes bingo to Minnesota, changing
        the lives of our members forever. Today (his son) the current Chairman of the SMSC, Stanley
        R. Crooks and his fellow Business Council officers Vice-Chairman Glynn A. Crooks and Secre-
        tary/Treasurer Keith B. Anderson continue Norman’s dream of self-sufficiency for the Shakopee
        Mdewakanton Sioux Community and its members.

        The SMSC utilizes its financial resources from our gaming and non-gaming enterprises to first
        and foremost meet our responsibilities to our tribal membership. Tribal resources pay for our
        infrastructure, including, but not limited to, housing, roads, water, wastewater, sewer systems, and
        essential services to individuals regarding education, health, and welfare. The Community also
        makes voluntary payments to city and county governments to cover the cost of services provided
        by those local jurisdictions to the Community.

        As a Tribal Government and as Indian people we are committed to exercise and strengthen our
        sovereignty. The SMSC Business Council is grateful that the tribal membership has authorized
        sharing with others in need. To help others is a big part of our Dakota culture and social traditions.

        Being a good neighbor is important to us. We employ more than 4,100 workers, spend millions of
        dollars with local vendors, and pump millions more into the local economy. We share equipment,
        expertise, and resources. We build state of the art infrastructure, and we care for our land. These
        actions reflect our philosophy as Dakota people.

        Our 2006 Donation Report is a lengthy document and is very detailed. We hope you will take the
        opportunity to read this informative report.

        Indian Gaming: Working for Indian People and Minnesota.




        Stanley R. Crooks                    Glynn A. Crooks                          Keith B. Anderson
        Chairman                             Vice-Chairman                            Secretary/Treasurer





Stanley R. Crooks
    Chairman




                                                   Glynn A. Crooks
                                                   Vice-Chairman




                              Keith B. Anderson
                             Secretary/Treasurer




   The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Business Council




                                                                     
TABLE OF CONTENTS


Native American Tribes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 - 16                                                                                 National American Indian Court Judges Association  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                         22
  Summary of Tribal Donations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6                                                                  North American Indigenous Games  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                    22
    Minnesota Tribes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 - 10                                                             Pathways to Spirit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .          22
      Bois Forte Band of Chippewa .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7                                         Porcupine Health Clinic  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                    22
      Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7                                        Potlatch Fund  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      22
      Red Lake Band of Chippewa  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8                                          Red Road Gathering  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                22
      Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8                                       Women of Nations Youth Crisis Hotline  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                          23
      Upper Sioux Community  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 9                                     WOJB-FM  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   23
      Minnesota Tribal Government Foundation .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 9
      Grand Portage Success Story  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10                               Good Neighbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 - 34
    South and North Dakota Tribes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 - 14                                                                    Inter-Governmental Agreements  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 24
      Oglala Sioux Tribe  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 11                        Joint Powers Agreement for SCALE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 24
      Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 11                                        CR82 Project Moves Forward as SMSC Agrees to Cost
      Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 12                                         Sharing Deal  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 24
      Yankton Sioux Tribe  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 12                             SMSC Public Works and City of Prior Lake Share
      Sisseton - Wahpeton Oyate  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 13                                         Equipment  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 25
      Lower Brule Sioux Tribe  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 13                                  SMSC and City of Prior Lake Sponsor First Lakefront Days
      Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 13                                                       Triathlon  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 25
      Spirit Lake Tribe .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 14                    Economic Impact  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 25
      Standing Rock Sioux Tribe  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 14                                   Cultural Preservation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 25
      Energy Assistance  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 14                         Oicimani Media Center  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 26
      Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Veterans Service  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 14                                                         Enterprises  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 26
    Nebraska Tribes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 - 16                                                          SMSC Gaming Enterprise Donated Meals, Hotel Rooms,
      Ponca Tribe of Nebraska  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 15                                     and Playing Cards  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 26
      Santee Sioux Nation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 15                           Mdewakanton Emergency Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 - 29
      Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 15                                          Fire Service  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 27
      Omaha Tribe of Nebraska  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16                                     Mutual Aid  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 27
    Other Tribes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16                                                     Ambulance Service  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 27
	 	 	 Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16                                     Training Program  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 28
      Sioux Valley Dakota Nation .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16                                      Mdewakanton Explorer Post in Fourth Year  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 28
      Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16                                                           Community Education and Outreach  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 28
                                                                                                                                                      Mdewakanton LIFE Program Donates Defibrillators  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 29
Native American Organizations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 - 23                                                                                   Stewards of the Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 - 34
    Summary of Native American Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                                             17           Koda Energy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 30
       Ain Dah Ing  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     18           SMSC Opens Wastewater Reclamation Facility  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 30
       Ain Dah Yung  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .          18           SMSC Restores Native Prairie, Preserves Habitat  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 31
       American Indian Services .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                       18           Prescribed Burns Rejuvenate Prairie .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 31
       Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                       18           Surveying Wildlife  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 32
       Dakota Baptist Church  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                   18           Honey Program Growing .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 32
       Department of Indian Work  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                           18           Natural Foods  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 32
       First Americans in the Arts  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                      18           Educational Activities .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 33
       Goodheart Community Center .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                 18           Water Quality  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 33
       Gordon Weston Indian Veterans Post  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                          18           Reduce, Reuse, Recycle  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 34
       Indian Child Welfare Law Center .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                  18
       Kateri Residence  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .            19   Charitable Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 - 42
       Intertribal Elder Services  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                    19     Summary of Charitable Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                                             35
       Indian Fellowship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .              19        Bridging, Inc  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         36
       Indigenous Environmental Network  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                      20        SMSC Donates $450,000 to City of Prior Lake for Parks  .  .  .  .  .                                                                 36
       Intertribal Health Fair .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .               20        National Kidney Foundation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                36
       Leech Lake Mother’s Day Feast  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                20        St . Mary’s Health Clinic  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                     37
       Mahkato Mdewakanton Society Mankato Memorial Run  .  .  .  .                                                                      20        130th Civil Air Patrol  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                  37
       Miigeweyon Indian Burial Assistance Program of Indian                                                                                       American Cancer Society .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                           37
          Ministries  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   20        American Diabetes Association  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                   37
       Minneapolis American Indian Center .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                        20        American Red Cross Twin Cities  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                     37
       Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                20        Animal Humane Society  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                            37
       National Indian Gaming Association  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                       20        Arthritis Foundation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                 37
       Native American Music Awards .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                  20        Carver Fun Run  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .              38
       National Congress of American Indians  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                             21        Cass Lake Community Family Service Office  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                     38
       Native Americans in Philanthropy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                   22        Children’s HeartLink  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                    38




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           Chrysalis  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 38          General Convention of Sioux YMCAs  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                          44
           Como Zoo and Conservatory Society .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 38                                                  Haskell Indian Nations University  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                 44
           Dan Patch Days  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 38                    Indian Health Board of Minneapolis  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                      44
           Deer River Area Food Shelf  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 38                                   Carver - Scott Education Cooperative  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                    45
           Emergency Foodshelf Network  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 38                                           Indian Youth of America  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                      45
           Emily Police Department  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 38                                Jordan Community Family Week  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                   45
           Epilepsy Foundation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 38                           Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                             45
           Evergreen House  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 38                      LeSueur County Sheriff’s Office  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                             45
           Girl Scout Council of Cannon Valley  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 38                                               Maria Sanford Middle School .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                            46
           Hennepin County Medical Center  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 38                                              Marty Indian School  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                 46
           House of Charity  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 39                     Marty South Central Cooperative ECSE Preschool  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                        46
           Hunger Solutions .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 39                      Metro Children’s Water Festival .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                              46
           Jacob Wetterling Foundation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 39                                     Minneapolis Park Police School Patrol Program .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                    46
           Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 39                                                   Minneapolis Public Schools .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                          46
           Leukemia and Lymphoma Society  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 39                                               Minnesota Indian Chamber of Commerce  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                46
           Loaves and Fishes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 39                       Minnesota 4-H Foundation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                           46
           Loving Hands  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 39                   Na-Way-Ee Center School  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                         46
           March of Dimes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 39                     P .L .A .Y . Sports .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   46
           Matt Blair Classic for Special Olympics  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 39                                                 Scottwest Booster Club  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                    46
           Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 39                                                               American Indian College Fund  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                47
           Minnesota Fire Service Foundation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40                                              SMSC Supports High School Graduation Events .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                      48
           Minnesota Land Trust  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40                             Search Institute  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        48
           Minnesota Stroke Association  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40                                       Shakopee Dollars For Scholars .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                             48
           Minnesota Veterans Home .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40                                    Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                       48
           Multiple Sclerosis Society  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40                                Shakopee on Skateboards  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                         48
           National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40                                                                    Shakopee High School .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                    48
           Neighborhood Involvement Program  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40                                                  Solen Public School District #3  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                             48
           Northwood Coalition for Battered Women  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40                                                           St . Cloud University American Indian Center  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                              48
           Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40                                            St . Francis Indian School  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                   48
           Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40                                              St . Paul Public Schools Indian Education Program  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                     49
           Prior Lake Rotary - Habitat for Humanity Project  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40                                                             SWO Little Voices Group Home  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                   49
           Prior Lake Volunteer Fire Department  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40                                                 Sweeny Elementary School  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                           49
           Safe Haven  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 41               Two Feathers Endowment  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                          49
           Scott County Fair  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 41                    University of Minnesota American Indian Elders’ Council  .  .  .                                                                 49
           Sew Much Comfort  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 41                           Warwick Public Schools  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                       49
           Shared Hope International  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 41                                 Youth Foundation Golf Tournament  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                        49
           Shriner’s Hospital  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 41                      Cheyenne River Cokata Wiconi Teen Center Success Story  .  .                                                                     50
           Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 41
           St . Francis Foundation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 41                   SMSC Commitment to Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 - 52
           St . Gertrude’s Foundation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 41                                Health and Dental Clinic  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                     51
           St . John’s Catholic Aid Council  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 41                                      “My Health Picture” .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .               51
           The Bridge for Runaway Youth  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 41                                          Blood Drives  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      51
           The Stand Up Foundation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 42                                   Wellness Conference  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                 52
           Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 42                                            Mental Health Care  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .               52
           Twin Cities Public Television  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 42                                   Social Services .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       52
           VA Medical Center Volunteer Service  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 42
           VFW Post 6208  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 42              Holiday Donations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 - 55
           Wayside House Inc . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 42                         Holiday Donations List  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 53
           Youth’s First Stop for Help  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 42                               Minneapolis American Indian Center .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 54
                                                                                                                                                         CAP Agency  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 55
Education and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 - 50
  Summary of Education and Youth Donations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                                                43      Pow Wows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 - 59
     American Indian OIC .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                      44             Pow Wows Supported in 2006  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .56-57
     Anishinaabe Academy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                        44             Mahkato Mdewakanton Wacipi  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 57
     Bear Soldier Head Start  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                       44             Pow Wow Photo Collage .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .58 - 59
     Belcourt School District #7  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                            44
     DARE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   44
     Five Hawks Elementary School  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                    44
     Fond Du Lac College Foundation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                        44




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Native American Tribes
    Summary of 2006 Donations

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                               2006 Native American Tribes Donations
                               Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa       $7,500
                               Bois Forte Band of Chippewa                $1,000,000
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                               Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe                 $1,000,000
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                               Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Veterans Service        $5,000
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                               Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe               $1,000,000
                               Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe                  $1,000,000
                               Lower Brule Sioux Tribe                        $5,000
                               Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation          $750,000
                               Minnesota Tribal Government Foundation     $1,000,000
                               Oglala Sioux Tribe                           $512,300
                               Omaha Tribe of Nebraska                       $10,000
                               Ponca Tribe of Nebraska                    $1,000,000
                               Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma                    $1,000,000
                               Red Lake Band of Chippewa                  $1,000,000
                               Rosebud Sioux Tribe                          $150,000
                               Santee Sioux Nation                        $1,000,000
                               Sioux Valley Dakota Nation                    $20,000
                               Spirit Lake Tribe                          $1,000,000
                               Standing Rock Sioux Tribe                     $54,621
                               Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate                        $5,000
                               Upper Sioux Community                      $1,000,000
                               Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska                  $250,000
                               Yankton Sioux Tribe                        $1,000,000




6
Native American Tribes
   Minnesota Tribes

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
The Lake Vermilion Community Wellness Center
which the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa opened in
June 2006 has already become an integral part of the
community. SMSC grants of $1 million each over two
years (fiscal years 2005 and 2006) paid for more than
half of the $3.5 million project.
    The 19,000 square foot facility contains a full-
court gymnasium, recreation center, craft area, com-
puter classroom, locker rooms, sauna, weight training
and exercise area, canteen, outdoor green space, and
offices and storage for the tribal government.




                                                                                     on July 13, 2006, the bois forte Tribal Government celebrated the grand opening
                                                                                     of the Vermilion family Wellness center.
                                                                                         “The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
                                                                                     played a significant role in the financing of this proj-
                                                                                     ect,” wrote Bois Forte Chairman Kevin Leecy. “The
                                                                                     positive impact of the new Vermilion Community
                                                                                     Wellness Center on the families of the Lake Vermilion
                                                                                     Reservation, the surrounding communities, and the
                                                                                     Bois Forte Band as a whole will be felt for generations
                                                                                     to come.”
                                                                                         In fiscal year 2006 the SMSC also made a $3 mil-
an artist’s rendering of the bois forte Vermilion family Wellness center, a 19,000   lion loan to the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa to help
square foot facility space for community activities.                                 fund purchase and construction of a new convenience
                                                                                     store on the Vermilion Lake Reservation.
    The new facility provides space for nearly all of
the Lake Vermilion Community functions including                                     Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
organized sports programs; supervised weight training                                In 2006 the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe was awarded
and fitness activities; a Boys & Girls Club; and youth                               a $1 million grant for construction from the Shakopee
entrepreneurial experience. The large gymnasium is                                   Mdewakanton Sioux Community to further economic
used for community events including Pow Wows, pub-                                   development on the reservation in northern Minnesota.
lic meetings, funerals, and family celebrations.                                     The grant helped fund a gas station at the Northern
                                                                                     Lights Casino near Walker and renovations to the
                                                                                     White Oak Casino in Deer River.
                                                                                                                                                       continued . . .




Paxton and Muriel Goodsky of bois forte pose in front of the sign     The groundbreaking ceremony for the Wellness center was held in     The full-court gymnasium has room for lots of fun.
for the groundbreaking of the new Wellness center.                    June 2005.




                                                                                                                                                                                               
Native American Tribes
    Minnesota Tribes Continued

                                             “The Leech Lake Reservation is grateful for your            difficult. These problems have led to high rates of
                                         Council’s support,” wrote Leech Lake Chairman                   suicide, school truancy, and school dropouts,” wrote
                                         George Goggleye, Jr.                                            Chairman Jourdain in a letter to the SMSC. “Now
                                             The reservation primarily consists of forests, lakes,       more than ever, we need to listen, prioritize, and tend
                                         and wetlands, few towns (none larger than 1,000                 to the needs of our youth.”
                                         people), and 14 Indian communities that are separated
                                         by distances of up to 80 miles. More than 6,200 people
                                         live on the Leech Lake Reservation, which has an
                                         unemployment rate of approximately 30%.
                                             “The Shakopee Mdewakanton Community has a
                                         historic tradition of helping those who are less for-
                                         tunate. We have made a commitment to help other
                                         Tribes whenever we can,” said SMSC Chairman Stan-
                                         ley R. Crooks.
                                             In 2003 the SMSC made a grant to the Leech Lake
                                         Band of Ojibwe for $500,000 for the purchase of a
                                         well drilling truck and equipment. In 2004 the SMSC
                                         gave the Band a $1 million grant for the tribal college,
                                         the Heritage Sites Program, the Education Scholarship
                                         Program, and for the Insurance Trust Fund.

                                         Red Lake Band of Chippewa                                        The SMSc business council gave a check to a delegation from the red lake band
                                         The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community                         of chippewa for $1 million for a boys & Girls club.
                                         awarded a grant for $1 million to the Red Lake Band
                                         of Chippewa for a youth activities center. The cer-             Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
                                         emonial check presentation was held March 15, 2006,             The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Urban TANF (Tem-
                                         between members of the SMSC Business Council, Red               porary Aid to Needy Families) Office of Minneapolis
                                         Lake Nation Chairman Floyd Jourdain, and Red Lake               received a donation to provide hats and gloves to 109
                                         youth and staff at the SMSC Community Center in                 families they serve which live in Hennepin, Ramsey,
                                         Prior Lake.                                                     and Anoka Counties. The Band also received a dona-
                                             The grant assisted the Tribal Council in its efforts        tion for their elderly program.
                                         to improve conditions on the Red Lake Reservation
                                         through the provision of education and services. With
                                         the grant, a Boys & Girls Club is being built in the
                                         town of Red Lake with a satellite club in Ponemah.
                                             “The youth on the reservation live under disad-
                                         vantaged circumstances. Our remote location, high
                                         unemployment rates, and high rates of alcohol and
                                         drug abuse, among other problems, have made life




leech lake tribal officials cut the ribbon to open a gas station.                     a crowd gathered for the opening of the Northern lights gas station.





Upper Sioux Community                                                                Minnesota Tribal Government
In fiscal year 2006 the Upper Sioux Community                                        Foundation
received $1 million for economic development, tribal                                 The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, the
operations, and infrastructure from the SMSC. Of that                                Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and the Prairie Island
amount, $500,000 supported extensive repairs to the                                  Indian Community joined together to establish the
wastewater treatment plant, start-up costs for a police                              Minnesota Tribal Government Foundation in 2005.
department, health benefits, and erosion control.                                    In fiscal year 2006, the SMSC made a $1 million
     The remaining $500,000 was for capital improve-                                 grant to the organization whose mission is to promote
ments to the Prairies Edge Casino Resort near Granite                                tribal sovereignty, advance economic development,
Falls, Minnesota. In addition, equipment including                                   and improve conditions on reservations in Minnesota.
televisions, computers, and exercise machines were                                   The foundation was established to help other tribes,
also donated to the Upper Sioux Community.                                           primarily in Minnesota, better meet the needs of their
     “We have accomplished much through your as-                                     people for self-sufficiency.
sistance, including the erosion control project near                                      “It’s important for us as Dakota people to do
Prairies Edge Casino Resort, wastewater treatment                                    what we can to help other people and especially other
drainfield repairs, establishment of a police depart-                                Tribes. It’s our cultural tradition to assist others so
ment, and assistance with our costly tribal health                                   we’ve joined together with Mille Lacs and Prairie
insurance program. We want to thank you for your                                     Island to form this foundation,” said SMSC Chairman
generous support to the Upper Sioux Community.                                       Stanley R. Crooks.
Without your help, many of our needed projects would
not have come to fruition,” wrote Upper Sioux Com-
munity Chairman Kevin Jensvold in a letter to the
SMSC Business Council.
     Like many tribes, the Upper Sioux Community
struggled for years with poverty, substandard housing,
inadequate health care, and the subtleties of racism.
In 1990 they opened Firefly Creek Casino, chang-
ing life on the reservation forever. The Upper Sioux
Community and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux
Community have had close social and cultural ties for
generations.
     From 1997 through 2005 the SMSC provided them
with more than $4.4 million in assistance and a $21
million loan for economic development and Commu-
nity improvements.




a $1 million grant to the upper Sioux community helped pay for extensive repairs to the wastewater treatment plant and drainfield, start-up costs for a police department, health benefits, and erosion control.




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                   Grand Portage




                    The SMSC has donated $2.5 million to the Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe since 2003.

                    “Grand Portage Lodge and Casino staff have always held a tremendous amount of pride for their facility;
                    however, a much-needed remodeling effort had been placed on hold for quite some time. Guests’ com-
                    ments were negative at times due to our lobby, guest rooms, and corridors exhibiting signs of wear and tear
                    sustained over a period of several years. This was a constant reminder for employees, many of whom are
                    tribal members, who were already very much aware of what they wanted our guests to experience when
                    they visited with us.
                        Today, there is a new sense of pride and a feeling of great accomplishment as guests are welcomed into
                    a warm and friendly lobby area and then checked into beautifully appointed hotel rooms for a leisurely
                    stay, complete with full-sized suites for their enjoyment. Our casino beckons patrons into a bright, fun,
                    playful atmosphere designed to enhance their gaming experience. Now, when our guests come for a visit to
                    Grand Portage Lodge and Casino, they are overwhelmed with the wonderful changes we have made, lavish
                    with their compliments, and greeted by employees proud to be here to serve them, over and over again.
                        Thank everyone there for all the help that we have been able to receive from the Shakopee
                    Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Everything is going great here in Grand Portage. It is a new era with the
                    renovations and new Trading Post. Everybody’s spirits are up thanks to your organization. Keep up the
                    great work.”

                                                                                  -Steven Standing Cloud
                                                                                  Grand Portage Enterprise Administrator




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   South Dakota / North Dakota Tribes

                            Oglala Sioux Tribe                                     certified nursing facilities on an Indian reservation
                    The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux                                 and will provide about 60 jobs for local residents. The
                    Community made a $500,000 grant                                facility will contain 60 beds: 50 skilled nursing beds
                    to the Oglala Sioux Tribe for Can-                             and 10 assisted living beds. The 50,000 square foot
                    gleska, Inc., a tribal organization                            facility will be open to both Indian and non-Indian
                    which provides domestic violence                               patients. Previously some elders were forced to live
                    and sexual assault prevention and                              as far as 1 miles away from the reservation because
                    intervention programming. The                                  of the lack of available nursing home beds nearby.
SMSC grant will help fund a new women’s shelter to                                 Groundbreaking for the facility was held on June 9,
replace the existing one on the Pine Ridge Reserva-                                2005.
tion.                                                                                  “There is urgency in bringing our elders home to
    Since 199 Cangleska has served the members of                                 the Reservation. Not only is this where they want to
the Oglala Sioux Tribe, operating two shelters, one at                             be, but they will also bring with them a culture that
Pine Ridge and one in Rapid City, South Dakota. In                                 is being lost. Having our elders close to us will allow
addition to providing safe space for women who have                                them to teach us...the language, our history, a forgot-
been battered and their children, Cangleska provides                               ten value system. It will also show them that they have
outreach advocacy services, probation services, civil                              not been abandoned. Our elders need to come home
legal services, a men’s re-education program, an                                   because we need to save the culture, and because we
integrated criminal justice system, and coordinated                                need to rejuvenate their minds and spirits. Having a
response and training.                                                             nursing facility close to home will accomplish that,”
    Also in 2006, a grant for $12,300 from the SMSC                                wrote the Tribal Government in their grant proposal.
was used for a road grader and a brush fire rig for the                                The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has a population
Oglala Oyate Woitancan Empowerment Zone.                                           of 13,270 tribal members living on a land base of 2.8
    In 2005 the SMSC made a loan for $38 million                                   million acres in north central South Dakota with an
to the Oglala Sioux Tribe for debt consolidation and                               unemployment rate of approximately 78%.
an expansion of the Tribe’s Prairie Wind Casino and                                    Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Chair-
Hotel.                                                                             man Stanley R. Crooks said, “We are happy to be able
    The Oglala Sioux Tribe has approximately 41,000                                to assist the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s efforts
tribal members of whom about one-half reside on the                                to keep their elderly at home on the reservation. We
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a territory that covers                             know that it is the wisdom of the elders that keeps a
over 4,700 square miles in western South Dakota.                                   people strong. We think this will be a good project
                                                                                   which will support and encourage their cultural ways
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe                                                         as well as help provide good jobs for their Tribal
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is constructing an                                  members.”
Elderly Village on their reservation in Eagle Butte,                                   “With the efforts of the Shakopee Tribe we are
South Dakota, due in part to a $1 million grant and                                able to accomplish the development of the Elderly Vil-
a $ million loan from the Shakopee Mdewakanton                                    lage,” said then-CRST Chairman Harold Frazier at the
Sioux Community. When completed, the Elderly Vil-                                  groundbreaking ceremony.
lage will be one of the first state-licensed, federally                                Also in fiscal year 2006 the SMSC helped fund an
                                                                                                                                                      continued . . .




construction of a new shelter was made possible by a $500,000 donation to the oglala Sioux Tribe for cangleska inc., a   The cheyenne river Sioux Tribe held groundbreaking for an elderly complex on June
tribal organization which provides domestic violence and intervention programming.                                       29, 2005.




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                                       initiative for the Youth Diabetes Prevention Program.
                                       The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has
                                       funded a number of programs on the Cheyenne River
                                       Reservation over the past few years including $1 mil-
                                       lion for construction of a new Bingo Hall, $250,000
                                       for a youth center, $6,000 for a suicide prevention
                                       program, and $27,200 for hay for buffalo and horses.
                                       The SMSC has also donated to several Pow Wows on
                                       the reservation.

                                       Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
                                       A $1 million grant to the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
                                       of South Dakota from the Shakopee Mdewakanton
                                       Sioux Community helped the Flandreau Tribe pur-
                                                                                                                 a $1 million grant to the flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe helped purchase the
                                       chase Prairie Junction Truck Stop/Convenience Store                       Prairie Junction Truck Stop/convenience Store off interstate 29.
                                       located off Interstate 29 and State Highway 34. The
                                       convenience store has 16 motor fuel pumps and 1                               In the grant request, the YST Business and Claims
                                       acres of land. The enterprise may employ as many as                       Committee wrote, “The high rate of high school drop-
                                       25 full-time employees during its 24 hour a day, seven                    outs, substance abuse, and suicide rates among our
                                       days a week operations.                                                   Native children paints a compelling picture of the need
                                           The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is comprised                         for a community center. This community center will
                                       primarily of descendants of Mdewakantons, a member                        provide a healthy and positive place to get together for
                                       of the Isanti division of the Seven Council Fires of the                  recreation and structured programs. These programs
                                       Dakota Nation and part of the larger Great Sioux Na-                      will help youth and elders with social recreation as
                                       tion.                                                                     well as healing.”
                                           In fiscal year 2005 the Shakopee Mdewakanton                              The two-level building will house an activity hall
                                       Sioux Community made a $350,000 grant to the Flan-                        for wakes, ceremonies, meetings, and community
                                       dreau Santee Sioux Tribe for economic development.                        sporting activities; an indoor basketball court with
                                       With the grant the Flandreau Tribe purchased equip-                       bleachers; an indoor walking and jogging track; locker
                                       ment for the Lakota and Dakota Journal newspapers.                        rooms; restrooms; a weight and exercise equipment
                                                                                                                 room; an office; and a kitchen. Other major areas
                                       Yankton Sioux Tribe                                                       will be for Tribal elders and a community shelter for
                                       The Yankton Sioux Tribe received $850,000 from                            families at risk. The community center will also house
                                       the SMSC for a community center in Marty, South                           a local Boys & Girls Club.
                                       Dakota, where the tribal headquarters is located. Marty
                                       is a small village miles from the nearest town; there
                                       are little resources for the 302 youth who call Marty
                                       home. Groundbreaking for the new community center
                                       was held on July 26, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                continued . . .




The 50,000 square foot cheyenne river elderly Village will contain 60 beds when completed.   Prairie Junction has 16 motor fuel pumps and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.




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    In previous years, the SMSC donated $1 million                                 Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
for economic development for the YST’s Fort Randall                                The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Ambulance Service
Casino; $150,000 for energy assistance; $100,000                                   received $5,000 for medical equipment and supplies to
for a youth education and activities program through                               support their ambulance.
the tribal Housing Authority; $100,000 for a diabe-
tes integrated prevention and management program;                                  Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation
$100,000 for a tribal college library; and $150,000 to                             The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community made
fund equipment and operation of the Wagner Dialysis                                the second installment of $1.5 million in grants over
Unit housed at the Indian Health Service.                                          two years to the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Na-
                                                                                   tion of North Dakota for the Dream Catcher Housing
                                                                                   Program on the reservation. The grants were paid out
                                                                                   in two installments of $750,000 over fiscal years 2005
                                                                                   and 2006. The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation                               “Housing is a basic
                                                                                   was formerly called the Three Affiliated Tribes of                              human need that is often
                                                                                   North Dakota.                                                                   not adequately met on
                                                                                       “The Shakopee grant definitely helped the hous-                             many reservations. We
                                                                                   ing program. Those monies were critical in getting                              are grateful to be able to
                                                                                   people into home ownership,” said then-Chairman Tex                             help,”
                                                                                   G. Hall. Mainstream lenders often hesitate to make
                                                                                   mortgage loans to Tribal members living on reserva-
                                                                                   tions because of the unique status of Tribal lands,                             -Stanley R. Crooks,
                                                                                   the trust relationship between Tribes and the federal                            SMSC Tribal
                                                                                   government, small housing markets, high unemploy-                                Chairman
                                                                                   ment on many reservations, and Tribal law infrastruc-
                                                                                   ture on reservations. The housing project is being
                                                                                   administered by the Tribal Housing Division, which
an artist rendering of the new Yankton Sioux Tribe community center being built    provides hands on assistance to home loan applicants
at Marty, South Dakota, due to an $850,000 grant from the SMSc.
                                                                                   by helping them obtain mortgage financing, with credit
                                                                                   management planning, and creating and/or acquiring
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate                                                            property for members to lease or purchase.
The Elderly Affairs Program of the Sisseton-
Wahpeton Oyate of South Dakota received $5,000
for miscellaneous medical expenses not covered by
other service programs. The SMSC has supported this
program, which provides such items as prescriptions,
eyeglasses, and transportation, for several years.




The new community center will provide programs for youth, meals       The SMSc donated $100,000 to the ihanktonwan community col-   The SMSc donated $1.5 million over two years to the Mandan,
for elders, an emergency shelter for families, and an activity hall   lege on the Yankton Sioux reservation for a new library.      Hidatsa, and arikara Nation for housing.
for wakes, funerals, and meetings.




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                                        Spirit Lake Tribe                                                                     Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
                                        The Spirit Lake Tribe received $1 million for con-                                    The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota
                                        struction of a tribal courthouse and economic develop-                                Tobacco Prevention Program received $5,000 for sup-
                                        ment. The previous courthouse needed to be rebuilt                                    plies and activities to enhance their tobacco prevention
                                        after it was gutted by a fire. Dakota Tribal Industries, a                            efforts. The Porcupine District of the Standing Rock
                                        tribal defense contracting company, received $250,000                                 Sioux Tribe received $49, 620.75 for expansion of
                                        for debt retirement, an upgraded computer system, and                                 their community center.
                                        other expenses. Varsity Bags Inc., a manufacturer of
                                        custom sport, business, and travel bags, specializing in                              Energy Assistance
                                        hockey bags, received $250,000 for major renovations                                  Since South Dakota winters can be brutally cold, the
                                        to its building.                                                                      Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community made
                                                                                                                              $350,000 in grants for fiscal year 2006 for energy
                                                                                                                              assistance to the Yankton Sioux Tribe and the Rose-
                                                                                                                              bud Sioux Tribes both of South Dakota and the
                                                                                                                              Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska. Each of these tribes
                                                                                                                              administer a federal energy assistance program called
                                                                                                                              LIHEAP which provides emergency funds for electric-
                                                                                                                              ity, propane, fuel oil, wood, and plastic sheeting for
                                                                                                                              windows. LIHEAP stands for Low Income Heating
                                                                                                                              Energy Assistance Program. The SMSC donated
                                                                                                                              $150,000 each to the Yankton Sioux Tribe and Rose-
                                                                                                                              bud Sioux Tribe and $50,000 to the Santee Tribe for
                                                                                                                              LIHEAP Programs for energy assistance during the
                                                                                                                              winter months.

                                        The Spirit lake Tribe is manufacturing Varsity bags in a building renovated with      Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Veterans
                                        funds provided by the SMSc.                                                           Service
                                                                                                                              A $5,000 donation to the Veterans Service Office of
                                            The Spirit Lake Tribe has more than 5,000 en-                                     the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota helped
                                        rolled members living on a reservation which covers                                   purchase a van for transporting veterans to medical
                                        405 square miles in east central North Dakota. The                                    and other appointments. The Crow Creek Reservation
                                        unemployment rate hovers near 60%. Since the year                                     is located in the poorest county in the United States
                                        2000 the SMSC has donated more than $2.4 million to                                   according to the last U.S. Census.
                                        the Spirit Lake Tribe.




energy assistance grants to the rosebud Sioux Tribe helped fund electricity, propane, fuel oil, wood, and plastic sheeting for windows through the liHeaP program, low income Heating energy assistance Program.




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   Nebraska Tribes

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska                                                               “We understand the struggles the Santee have
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is in the process of de-                              gone through. We are glad that we are in a position to
veloping their economy with a second $1 million grant                             help. We appreciate their desire to make a better way
from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.                                    for their children and their children’s children,” said
The first $1 million installment was made in December                             SMSC Chairman Stanley R. Crooks.
2004, the second in 2006.                                                             In fiscal year 2005, the SMSC made a donation
     “Without the Shakopee grant we would have                                    of $425,000 to the Santee Sioux Nation for youth and                                 “Words on a piece of
absolutely no resources for economic development,”                                senior programs, a storage facility, upgrading the RV                                paper cannot convey the
said Ponca Tribal Chairman Mark Peniska. “What                                    park facility, and upgrades to a convenience store. An-                              true feelings of myself,
Shakopee did was give us the opportunity to get to the                            other grant for $527,000 was used for land purchase, a                               the Santee Sioux Nation
first step of a multi-year project to benefit our Tribal                          carwash, a buffalo program, and for parks and trails.
                                                                                                                                                                       Tribal Council, and all
members. If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be able to                                 The Santee also received two pick up trucks, a van,
                                                                                  and other equipment from the SMSC in fiscal year                                     members of the Santee
move forward. We’re trying to be financially indepen-
                                                                                  2006. Over the past four years, the SMSC has made                                    Sioux Nation for your
dent from the federal government.”
     The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is still recovering                              grants totaling more than $4 million to the Santee                                   generous donation
from loss of tribal lands and federal termination poli-                           Sioux Nation for economic development and tribal                                     of money and equip-
cies which were inflicted on them during a dark time                              programs.                                                                            ment to the tribe; the
in America’s history. Tribal members struggled for                                                                                                                     donations will be used to
more than 20 years, finally regaining federal recogni-                            Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska                                                          build businesses, to buy
tion in 1990. Today the Ponca continue to rebuild theirThe Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has                                                                    land, and to continue
                                                       donated $250,000 to the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
reservation, their infrastructure, and their way of life.                                                                                                              to grow and prosper.
     “The Ponca Tribe have an enduring spirit, and we  for an indoor aquatic center for the Whirling Thunder                                                           As the Chairman I can
respect that. They have persevered through incredible  Wellness Center. Previously they had an outdoor pool
                                                                                                                                                                       only say thank you and
hardships, and we support and encourage them in their  only available three months of the year. In the Win-
                                                       nebago community there is a need for a year-round,                                                              know in my heart that
endeavors to help their people,” said SMSC Chairman
                                                       family-oriented, indoor, recreational swimming facil-                                                           these words and feel-
Stanley R. Crooks. “We are grateful to be able to assist
them.”                                                 ity to accommodate all ages and abilities. Diabetes is                                                          ings are received in the
                                                       rampant in their community with 40% of the children                                                             Spirit they are given.
Santee Sioux Nation                                    ages 5-14 having hyper insulinemia, a condition that                                                            Pidamaya.”
The Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska received $1        can lead to diabetes. Regular exercise in the indoor
million for economic development and community         pool can help prevent diabetes and other chronic                                                                -Roger Trudell,
improvement programs. The grants were used for land diseases.                                                                                                           Chairman
purchase, improvements to a convenience store, youth        “We would like to express our appreciation of the                                                           Santee Sioux Nation
programs, elderly programs, energy assistance, and     Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s support
improvements to a restaurant and bingo hall.           for this important project and the health benefits it will
    A Dakota nation, the Santee were forcibly removed afford to the people of Winnebago into the future for
from Minnesota after the Dakota Conflict of 1862 first many years to come,” wrote Joy Johnson, Director of
to Crow Creek, South Dakota, and then to an isolated   Projects and Programs, Ho-Chunk Community Devel-
area in northern Nebraska along the Missouri River.    opment Corporation.
                                                                                                                                                   continued . . .




a portion of the $1 million grant to the Santee Sioux Nation was    Part of the grant was used for improvements to one of the Santee   The Santee Sioux Nation raises beef cattle for economic
used to help support the Nation’s buffalo interpretive center and   Sioux Nation’s convenience stores.                                 development.
buffalo herd.




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  Nebraska Tribes Continued


                               The Winnebago Indian Reservation covers                  Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
                           approximately 120,000 acres of cropland, woodland,           The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska received $10,000 for
                           and pasture in northeast Nebraska. About 2,600 people        renovations and maintenance to their Senior Center in
                           live on the reservation, with about 40% living at or         Macy. “Receiving your donation has been the happi-
                           below the poverty level and with an unemployment             est day for us. Thank you on behalf of the elders of
“We have tried for         rate of more than 20%.                                       the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska,” wrote Sydney J. Bird,
years to get the federal       In fiscal year 2003 the SMSC funded an innova-           Director.
government to pros-        tive housing project with a $200,000 grant to the
ecute CCC for their        Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s Ho-Chunk Commu-
                           nity Development Corporation. The grant helped fund
contamination of our
                           down payment assistance for new homebuyers. All
people and to force them   applicants for the program were required to complete
to stop the pollution,     a 40-hour homebuyer education course in order to
remediate our land and     receive funds. The SMSC donation produced a “rush
resources, and pay dam-    to home ownership the likes of which we have never
ages to the Ponca Tribe.   seen on the reservation,” according to HCCDC Execu-
Instead of helping our     tive Director Lance Morgan.
people, the Government
acknowledges our plight
and does nothing. We
are honored, how-
ever, that the Shakopee                                                                 The Macy Senior center was built in 1980 to serve elders of the omaha Tribe of
Mdewakanton Sioux                                                                       Nebraska.
Community will stand
with us in this fight.”

-Dan Jones,
 Chairman
 Ponca Tribe of              Other Tribes
 Oklahoma
                             Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma                                    Sioux Valley Dakota Nation
                             The Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma received $1 million for        The Sioux Valley Dakota Nation in Manitoba, Cana-
                             economic development.                                      da, received $20,000 for equipment for the Dakota
                                 “We appreciate that the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma        Ojibway Police Service which provides police ser-
                             wants to make life better for its members. It is very      vices for eight Indian communities in Canada. The
                             important Indian people become self-sufficient. We         native-owned police service has operated for the
                             are happy to have the opportunity to help,” said SMSC      past 26 years and has 26 members. They provide po-
                             Chairman Stanley R. Crooks.                                licing for the Sioux Valley, Canupawakpa Dakota,
                                 In 2005 the SMSC awarded the Ponca Tribe of            Birdtail Sioux, Swan Lake, Long Plain, Sandy Bay,
                             Oklahoma $100,000 to hire expert witnesses in a lawsuit    Dakota Plains, and Rouseau River communities.
                             against Continental Carbide. Taiwanese chemical man-       Equipment needed include cameras and recording
                             ufacturer Continental Carbide is being sued for alleged    equipment, Tasers, and a GPS Interface.
                             pollution of the Ponca Tribe’s lands with carbon black,
                             a carcinogen, and its effects on their people, including   Bad River Band of Lake
                             breathing and other health problems.                       Superior Chippewa
                                                                                        The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa of
                                                                                        Odanah, Wisconsin, received a grant for $7,500 to
                                                                                        build a playground at their newly renovated daycare
                                                                                        center, to include landscaping, ground cover, and
                                                                                        equipment.




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Native American Organizations
 Summary of 2006 Donations




        2006 Native American Organizations Donations
                  Ain Day Ing                                          $10,000
                  Ain Dah Yung                                         $10,000
                  American Indian Services                             $50,000
                  Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity                    $5,000
                  Department of Indian Work                            $10,000
                  First Americans in the Arts                          $10,000
                  Goodheart Community Center                            $5,000
                  Indian Child Welfare Law Center                      $20,000
                  Indian Fellowship                                     $6,500
                  Kateri Residence                                     $25,000
                  Miigeweyon Funeral Project/Indian Ministries          $5,000
                  Minneapolis American Indian Center                  $250,000
                  Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce        $25,000
                  National Congress of American Indians               $100,000
                  National Indian Gaming Association                  $100,363
                  Native American Music Awards                         $10,000
                  North American Indigenous Games Denver 2006           $5,000
                  Pathways to Spirit                                   $20,000
                  Potlatch Fund                                         $5,000
                  Porcupine Clinic Health Board                        $20,000
                  Red Road Gathering                                    $5,000
                  Women of Nations                                     $50,000

           Additional Donations to Native American Organizations:
                  Dakota Baptist Church
                  Gordon Weston Indian Veterans Post
                  Indigenous Environmental Network
                  Intertribal Health Fair
                  Leech Lake Mother’s Day Feast
                  Mahkato Mdewakanton Society
                  Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation
                  Minnesota American Indian Bar Association
                  Native American Journalists Association
                  Native Americans in Philanthropy
                  National American Indian Court Judges Association




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                                       Ain Dah Ing                                                            Department of Indian Work
                                       Ain Dah Ing, Inc., of Shell Lake, Wisconsin, received                  The Department of Indian Work (DIW) of the St. Paul
                                       an SMSC donation of $10,000 for training and upgrad-                   Council of Churches, St. Paul, Minnesota, received
                                       ing services for their 15-bed residential facility and                 a donation of $10,000 for their emergency assistance
                                       halfway house to continue providing healing, educa-                    program for clients. For more than 50 years the De-
                                       tion, and inspiration to Native Americans in recovery                  partment has developed and coordinated programs to
                                       from alcoholism and drug abuse.                                        empower American Indian people toward self-deter-
                                                                                                              mination. The DIW also offers a food shelf, parent-
                                       Ain Dah Yung                                                           ing skills, youth enrichment, cultural awareness, and
                                       Ain Dah Yung received $10,000 for general operat-                      diabetes education programs.
                                       ing expenses for their youth emergency shelter. Ain
                                       Dah Yung, which means “Our Home” in the Ojibwe                         First Americans in the Arts
                                       language, began in 19 as an emergency shelter for                    First Americans in the Arts received $10,000 for their
                                       runaway and homeless American Indian youth. Today                      14th annual recognition ceremony for excellence in
                                       the Ain Dah Yung Center of St. Paul, Minnesota, is                     the theater and performing arts.
                                       a national model for providing a broad spectrum of
                                       culturally relevant social services to American Indian                 Goodheart Community Center
                                       youth and their families.                                              Serving a small community of 120 enrolled members
                                                                                                              in Solen, North Dakota, on the Standing Rock Res-
                                       American Indian Services                                               ervation, the Goodheart Community Center received
                                       American Indian Services received $50,000 for capital                  $5,000 for building repairs.
                                       improvements. American Indian Services provides
                                       support services to recovering chemically dependent                    Gordon Weston Indian Veterans Post
                                       individuals who are in transition from treatment or                    The Gordon Weston Indian Veterans Post on the
                                       detox.                                                                 Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation in South Dakota
                                                                                                              received $1,000 to travel for repatriation efforts on
                                       Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity                                     behalf of their tribe.
                                       This local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity has served
                                       the Crow Creek Reservation of Fort Thompson, South                     Indian Child Welfare Law Center
                                       Dakota, since 1992. They received $5,000 for housing                   The Indian Child Welfare Law Center of Minneapolis
                                       construction supplies.                                                 received $20,000 for continued support. The Law Cen-
                                                                                                              ter provides legal representation, services, and training
                                       Dakota Baptist Church                                                  throughout the state to protect the rights of tribes and
                                       The Dakota Baptist Church on the Spirit Lake                           tribal children in the court and foster care systems and
                                       Reservation in North Dakota received $4,000 for                        to prevent loss of cultural identity. The Center offers
                                       food for their food shelf. The church has served the                   trainings about the Indian Child Welfare Act to law-
                                       reservation for many years and provides needed social                  yers, judges, social workers, guardian ad litems, and
                                       services.                                                              others. The ICWLC has received a total of $120,000
                                                                                                              from the SMSC over the past six years.




ain Dah ing received a donation for training and upgrading   The Goodheart community center serves the 120-member Solen   The Goodheart community center received $5,000 for building
services.                                                    community on the Standing rock reservation.                  repairs.




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   Kateri Residence
                                                                   moment of clarity, she realized that she wanted her
                                                                   life and that of her unborn child to be different.
                                                                        She spent five months in treatment, then moved
                                                                   to Kateri offsite independent living, then to a sober
                                                                   house. She took parenting classes and was able
                                                                   to keep her sixth child and is developing relation-
                                                                   ships with her other children. Wenona said, “I never
                                                                   thought I would get it together, but Kateri believed
                                                                   in me when no one else did.”
                                                                        Now clean and sober for more than two years,
                                                                   Wenona was recently hired by Kateri as a client ad-
                                                                   vocate. “It’s helpful because it shows the clients that
                                                                   it works. It keeps me reminded where I come from
                                                                   and kind of grounded.”
                                                                        For 34 years Kateri has helped women change
  Kateri Residence, an SMSC donation recipient for                 their lives. “I’m really proud and excited to watch
  many years, helps Native American women recover                  the inner beauty of these women come out as they
  from alcohol and drug abuse, rebuild their lives,                heal and move on in their lives. We could never do
  and reunify with their families. “SMSC funding has               this without donors like Shakopee who support and
  enabled us to continue our services to women in                  believe in our mission,” said Kate.
  recovery. At Kateri they are given a safe place with
  a shelter, food, clothes, and warmth. From there we
  are able to pull the natural strength from them,” said
  Director Kate Bendel. “We never give up on our
  clients.”
      Staff member Wenona Kuhrman (Athabaskan
  Tribe) is a living example of how Kateri helps
  women turn their lives around. A client herself,
  Wenona had gone to treatment for alcohol and drug
  addiction more than  different times since she was
  15. During a life that spiraled out of control due to
  alcoholism and meth and crack use, she had lost five
  children to the foster care system. It wasn’t until she
  was 30 and pregnant with her sixth child when in a


                                                                   Intertribal Elder Services
                                                                   Intertribal Elder Services, formerly Indian Family
                                                                   Services, received funding for an elder picnic. The
                                                                   Minneapolis organization provides services for elderly
                                                                   like meals, transportation, and social events.

                                                                   Indian Fellowship
                                                                   Indian Fellowship, a church serving a predominantly
                                                                   Native American congregation in Minneapolis, re-
                                                                   ceived $6,500 for repair to a boiler.




intertribal elder Services received funding for an elder picnic.




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Native American Organizations


                                       Indigenous Environmental Network                                             Minneapolis American Indian Center
                                       The Indigenous Environmental Network in Minne-                              The Minneapolis American Indian Center “Com-
                                       sota received $1,000 for their 14th Annual Protecting                       munity is Our Strength” Capital Campaign received
                                       Mother Earth Conference, held July 6-9, 2006, where                         $500,000 over two years for this project from the
                                       they taught building straw bale houses and had speak-                       SMSC. So far the Capital Campaign has raised a total
                                       ers on global environmental issues impacting Native                         of $2 million for renovations. The MAIC serves ap-
                                       American communities.                                                       proximately 10,000 persons a year with direct services
                                                                                                                   and through events and activities in its 30-year old
                                       Intertribal Health Fair                                                     building.
                                       The SMSC donated $1,500 for the 11th Annual
                                       American Indian Wellness Fair held April 26, 2006,                          Minnesota American Indian Chamber
                                       at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. Health                           of Commerce
                                       assessments were available onsite along with over 60                        The SMSC supported the Minnesota American Indian
                                       community resource programs.                                                Chamber of Commerce with a $25,000 donation. The
                                                                                                                   MAICC promotes entrepreneurial partnerships among
                                       Leech Lake Mother’s Day Feast                                               American Indian businesses, professionals, and tribal
                                       The SMSC supported the Leech Lake Mother’s Day                              governments that will elevate and sustain the econom-
                                       Feast with a donation of $1,500. Held every year to                         ic vitality of communities and Indian people.
                                       honor mothers on the Leech Lake Reservation, the
                                       event includes a feast and fun activities for families.                     National Indian Gaming Association
                                                                                                                   The National Indian Gaming Association in Washing-
                                       Mahkato Mdewakanton Society                                                 ton, D.C., received $100,000 for general operating ex-
                                       Mankato Memorial Run                                                        penses and special events including regional taskforce
                                       The SMSC supported the Mankato Memorial Run                                 meetings on Indian gaming issues.
                                       with a $2,000 donation. The Run commemorates the
                                       hanging of the 38 Dakota warriors who were killed in                        Native American Music Awards
                                       the largest mass hanging in U.S. history. The event is                      The 8th Annual Native American Music Awards held
                                       held every December 25-26 from Fort Snelling to                             in Hollywood, Florida, received $10,000 for their
                                       Mankato.                                                                    event to recognize the accomplishments of Native
                                                                                                                   American performers in the field of music.
                                       Miigeweyon Indian Burial Assistance
                                       Program of Indian Ministries
                                       The Miigeweyon Funeral Project in Minneapolis
                                       received $5,000 to help pay for a van. The Funeral
                                       Project provides transportation for burial of Native
                                       Americans who have journeyed to the Spirit World.
                                       The Project has assisted with more than 530 funerals
                                       since 1992.




on april 26, 2006, the 11th annual american indian Wellness fair was held at the Minneapolis   Miigeweyon indian burial assistance, a program of indian Ministries, received an SMSc donation to
american indian center.                                                                        help buy a van.




20
National Congress of American Indians
                                                                                       critical issues on a myriad of levels de-
                                                                                       manding attention and engagement. From
                                                                                       sovereignty protection to sacred sites
                                                                                       preservation and trust reform to transpor-
                                                                                       tation infrastructure funding, NCAI plays
                                                                                       a critical role on the front lines for Indian
                                                                                       Country, bringing together tribal leaders
                                                                                       and decision makers for dialogue, and
                                                                                       spearheading national grassroots educa-
                                                                                       tion efforts.
                                                                                              In February 2006, the Shakopee
                                                                                       Mdewakanton Sioux Community became
                                                                                       the first eagle donor to NCAI’s Embassy
                                                                                       of Tribal Nations Capital Campaign by
                                                                                       presenting a $1 million challenge contri-
                                                                                       bution, encouraging Indian Country to
                                                                                       donate to the Embassy campaign.
                                                                                              The goal of building the Embassy
                                                                                       of Tribal Nations is not only to create a
                                                                                       permanent presence for Indian Country in
                                                                                       Washington, DC, but it is to support the
                                                                                       efforts and work of NCAI. In addition to
                                                                                       the Embassy contribution, the SMSC has
                                                                                       provided grant funding to NCAI, support-
                                                                                       ing the organization’s overall program-
                                                                                       ming.
                                                                                              “Shakopee has always been a great
                                                                                       support to NCAI and every year goes
                                                                                       above and beyond the call. Their contri-
The National Congress of American Indians,                                             bution has helped to sustain such great
founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest, and most                           programs as the Tribal Sovereignty Protection
representative national Indian organization serving                         Initiative, which represents a national tribal effort
the needs of more than 250 American Indian and                              to improve tribes’ collective advocacy before the
Alaska Native communities, organizations, and peo-                          federal courts, engaging in public education about
ple. NCAI takes very seriously its mandate to stand                         tribal governance, and taking the next steps to
strong as a voice for Indian tribes and Indian people                       reaffirm tribal jurisdiction,” said NCAI Executive
in the nation’s capital. This is no small task, with                        Director Jacqueline Johnson.




SMSc Vice-chairman Glynn crooks announced the SMSc challenge grant for      Native american veterans were honored during the opening ceremonies of
$1 million to the National congress of american indians embassy of Tribal   Ncai’s annual Meeting in Sacramento, california, in 2006.
Nations.




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Native American Organizations


                                       Native Americans in Philanthropy                                            $196,000 since 1997 helped fund construction of the
                                       Native Americans in Philanthropy received a donation                        Dialysis Center, improvement of the water system, and
                                       of $1,000 from the SMSC for support of a conference                         new dialysis chairs, furniture, and medical equipment.
                                       to encourage Native foundations and nonprofits to                           Through the assistance of the SMSC, the clinic was
                                       work together.                                                              also able to gain certification as a Rural Health Clinic
                                                                                                                   enabling it to receive third-party billing and become
                                       National American Indian Court                                              self-sustaining.
                                       Judges Association                                                          Potlatch Fund
                                       A donation of $2,500 supported the National Ameri-                          The Potlatch Fund, which received $5,000 for
                                       can Indian Court Judges Association annual confer-                          general operating expenses, is a Native American led
                                       ence to talk about issues effecting Indian Court judges                     Northwest community foundation whose aim is to
                                       on the national level.                                                      increase the level of philanthropy within their region
                                                                                                                   which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and
                                       North American Indigenous Games                                             Western Montana. They work with groups and funders
                                       Seven days of sporting competitions with over 10,000                        to educate them about the needs in Indian Country,
                                       athletes, coaches, and officials honoring indigenous                        the funding process, organizing for success, brokering
                                       athletes ages 13-19 from across Turtle Island was                           meetings between funders and grant seekers, and run-
                                       supported by an SMSC donation of $5,000. The North                          ning their own small grant program.
                                       American Indigenous Games were held July 2-9,
                                       2006, in Denver, Colorado.                                                  Red Road Gathering
                                                                                                                   The Red Road Gathering, which received a $5,000
                                       Pathways to Spirit                                                          SMSC donation, is a three-day annual conference at
                                       The SMSC made a grant for $20,000 to Pathways to                            the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. The
                                       Spirit, a charitable organization based in Colorado                         Gathering focuses on mental, spiritual, and emotional
                                       which transports donated mobile homes to the Pine                           recovery from dysfunctional family systems, inter-
                                       Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and assists with                          generational trauma, institutionalized oppression, and
                                       their set up. Pathways to Spirit also assists in getting                    alcohol and drug dependencies using a traditional Na-
                                       utilities hooked up as well as blocking, leveling, and                      tive American Way of Life.
                                       skirting the mobile homes. By the end of 2006, Path-
                                       ways provided 203 families with a home.

                                       Porcupine Health Clinic
                                       The Porcupine Clinic on the Pine Ridge Reservation
                                       in South Dakota received $20,000 in fiscal year 2006
                                       from the SMSC for transportation services for dialysis
                                       patients. The grant covered a van and fuel to transport
                                       patients from their homes on the vast reservation to the
                                       clinic for dialysis. The Clinic provides dialysis for up
                                       to 14 patients at the same time. Donations to the Por-
                                       cupine Clinic Health Board from the SMSC totaling




Natives in Philanthropy received support for a conference encouraging Native foundations and   The Potlatch fund supported the intertribal canoe Journey which seeks to honor centuries-old tradi-
nonprofits to work together.                                                                   tions of transport and trade by the coastal tribes of the Northwest.





Native American Organizations



  Women of Nations Youth Crisis Hotline

                                                                 The statistics are staggering: Suicide is the second
                                                                 leading cause of death for Native Youth between the
                                                                 ages of 15-24 years of age; their risk is three times
                                                                 higher of committing suicide than other racial/ethnic
                                                                 groups in the country. For every completed suicide
                                                                 in Indian County, there are 13 nonfatal attempts. For
                                                                 children ages 5-14, the suicide rate is 2.6% higher
                                                                 than the national average.
                                                                     To complement its existing family violence
                                                                 crisis line, Women of Nations launched the Native
                                                                 Youth Crisis Hotline, a one-of-a-kind, toll-free cri-
                                                                 sis hotline for American Indian youth. The purpose
                                                                 of the hotline is to break the cycles that foster high
                                                                 rates of suicide, depression, drug and alcohol abuse,
                                                                 and violence among Native children. The hotline
                                                                 can be reached at 651-222-5836 or toll free 877-
                                                                 209-1266. The SMSC donated $50,000 for the
                                                                 Native Youth Crisis Hotline in fiscal year 2006.
                                                                     The Hotline averages 4-6 calls per week, with
                                                                 58% of callers (whose ages were identified) 20 years
                                                                 of age or younger. Sixty-six percent of the callers
                                                                 are female. Thirty-eight percent of callers asking
                                                                 for help are in moderate to severe crisis involving
                                                                 the danger of suicide. Two in five calls are from
                                                                 school principals, social workers, youth leaders, law
                                                                 enforcement, and parents concerned over children in
                                                                 crisis.
                                                                     Women of Nations, founded in 1982, provides
                                                                 training, community education, legal advocacy, a
                                                                 24-hour crisis line, and culturally appropriate sup-
                                                                 port for members of the Native American commu-
                                                                 nity suffering domestic violence.




                                                                 WOJB-FM
                                                                 WOJB-FM radio received an SMSC donation for
                                                                 their 3rd Annual Hand Drum Contest held in February
                                                                 2006. At Hayward, Wisconsin, WOJB-FM radio sta-
                                                                 tion serves the Lac Courte d’Oreilles Tribe.




The SMSc helped sponsor a hand drum contest run by WoJb radio.




                                                                                                                          
Good Neighbor to Scott County



                                       T   o the Shakopee Mdewakanton, being a good neighbor is an extension of the cultural tradition of being a
                                           good relative. The SMSC is grateful for the opportunity to not only provide significant financial assistance
                                       to other Tribes and charitable organizations through a charitable giving program but also to contribute to its
                                       neighbors in many other ways, some of which are highlighted below.

                                       Inter-Governmental Agreements                                      CR82 Project Moves Forward as SMSC
                                       To improve life for all area residents, the Shakopee               Agrees to Cost-Sharing Deal
                                       Mdewakanton Sioux Community, the City of Prior                     Representatives of the City of Prior Lake, Scott
                                       Lake, Shakopee, and Scott County governments have                  County, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Com-
                                       worked cooperatively on several projects over the                  munity agreed to the terms of a cost-sharing agreement
                                       years.                                                             that will allow reconstruction of County Road 82.
                                           The SMSC and the City of Prior Lake signed a                       As part of the reconstruction, CR 82 will expand
“As a sovereign nation,                $1.4 million four-year agreement in December 2005
the SMSC provides                                                                                         from two lanes to four from CR 1 to CR 1, and fully
                                       for police services provided by the City to the Tribe.             controlled intersections will exist at CR 21 and CR 83.
infrastructure in the                  As part of the agreement, the SMSC funds a City of                 Under the terms of the agreement, this $1 million
form of roads, water and               Prior Lake police officer position housed at the SMSC              project involves cost commitments from Scott County,
sewer, fire protection and             Community Center.                                                  the City of Prior Lake, and the SMSC. Scott County
other services. If we can’t                                                                               will pay $12.4 million. The City of Prior Lake’s share
provide them, then it is               Joint Powers Agreement for SCALE                                   is $3.34 million, which includes 100 percent of the
our practice to negotiate              The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is                        sewer and water extension work.
with local governments                 proud to be a member of the Scott County Association                   While the SMSC is not legally required to pay for
                                       for Leadership and Efficiency (SCALE). Representa-
for additional services.”                                                                                 improvements to the system of roads and highways
                                       tives from 9 local governments including the SMSC,                that lead to its reservation, it agreed to support the
                                       Scott County, local townships, school districts, and               project and help pave the way for this mutually benefi-
-Stanley R. Crooks,                    cities in Scott County make up SCALE, which meets
 SMSC Tribal                                                                                              cial project to proceed as planned in 2006. For its part,
                                       monthly to discuss ways to collaborate and share                   the SMSC committed $1.4 million along with approxi-
 Chairman                              resources and services.                                            mately eleven acres of land (valued at approximately
                                            One SCALE project is a Joint Training Facility for            $600,000) needed for right-of-way purposes. Five of
                                       police and fire departments. The SMSC has partici-                 those acres have been turned over permanently with
                                       pated in the planning for this facility since 2002. The            the remainder as a temporary construction easement.
                                       facility will provide a centralized, permanent location                “This is another example of how the SMSC works
                                       for local police, fire, and Emergency Medical Services             with other governments to improve life for Scott
                                       personnel to train. The proposed multi-level facility              County residents. Good relationships can build roads,”
                                       will contain various training scenarios, including res-            said SMSC Tribal Chairman Stanley R. Crooks.
                                       cue and fire operations in a warehouse, an apartment,                  “This just reaffirms the value of the partnerships
                                       offices, a restaurant, and a single-family dwelling.               we have with the county and the SMSC,” said Prior
                                       Outside the building will be training areas for mock               Lake Mayor Jack Haugen. “I am excited to see this
                                       car accidents, vehicle rollover accidents, and hazard-             project moving forward. This is a critical roadway
                                       ous material spills. There will also be an outdoor gun             that impacts traffic flow to neighborhoods and various
                                       range, classrooms, and offices.                                    SMSC enterprises.”




The SMSc is one of 29 local governments and school districts participating in Scale.   The SMSc Public Works Department has an agreement with the city of Prior lake to share sewer and
                                                                                       road equipment.




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SMSC Public Works and City of Prior                                            Cultural Preservation
Lake Share Equipment                                                           The Community engages in a variety of cultural activi-
The SMSC has a Public Works Department which is                                ties which help educate the general public about Indian
responsible for snow plowing, sewer maintenance,                               people. The Community not only honors our ancestors
water treatment and services, street sweeping, and                             by continuing our Dakota traditions, but we also dem-
other services for Community lands. The SMSC and                               onstrate that Dakota people are thriving in the modern
the City of Prior Lake have an agreement to share                              world. In addition to our annual Wacipi (Pow Wow)
equipment for improving roads as part of the asphalt                           and dance exhibition at the Mall of America, a tribal
maintenance programs for streets and pavements.                                drum group, comprised primarily of youth, sang at the
Sewer equipment is also shared. Both entities have                             2006 SMSC Wacipi for the first time.
purchased equipment and share their use as needed.                                 The Community works to preserve cultural sites,
The two departments have also interconnected their                             including Shakopee’s Memorial Park, which contains
water systems for use during an emergency.                                     Mdewakanton burial mounds. Children and adults are
                                                                               learning the Dakota language, song, and dance. Each
                                                                               year Community youth celebrate Dakota heritage with
SMSC and City of Prior Lake Sponsor                                            Young Native Pride, a free event open to the public,
First Lakefront Days Triathlon                                                 which celebrates Native American culture, traditions,
Along with the City of Prior Lake, the Shakopee                                and spirituality through song and dance. Students and
Mdewakanton Sioux Community co-sponsored the                                   their family members and staff work toward the per-
first ever Dakotah! Sport and Fitness Lakefront Days                           formance for months making outfits, doing beadwork,
Triathlon. The event was held Sunday, August 6,                                sewing designs, cutting ribbon, making moccasins,
2006.The triathlon, which was open to the general                              and practicing dance styles.
public, drew 174 participants.                                                     In addition, SMSC cultural galleries, which dis-
                                                                               play Dakota artifacts in the SMSC Community Center
Economic Impact                                                                and Mystic Lake Casino Hotel rotate their displays
Millions of dollars are pumped into the area’s                                 several times a year.
economy each year as a result of the Shakopee
Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s successful busi-
ness enterprises. The SMSC provides much needed
employment opportunities for Indian people and
thousands of non-Indian people from the surrounding
area. As the largest employer in the county, the SMSC
employs more than 4,100 and is a powerful economic
force. The SMSC payroll annually is over $110 mil-
lion. Federal taxes paid by employees of the SMSC are
more than $1 million; and state taxes are more than
$6 million. The SMSC annually pays more than $18
million in payroll taxes. The SMSC paid $8.6 million                           The SMSc, the city of Prior lake, and local merchants teamed up to put on the
to vendors within Scott County last year.                                      first Dakotah! Sport and fitness lakefront Days Triathlon held august 6, 2006.
                                                                               The event drew 174 participants.




The SMSc has a positive economic impact on Minnesota companies, providing much-needed employment for thousands of Minnesota workers.




                                                                                                                                                                
Good Neighbor to Scott County


                                         Oicimani Media Center                                                             SMSC Donated Meals, Hotel Rooms,
                                         The Community’s library has over 7,000 items in its                               and Playing Cards
                                         collection, which is mostly dedicated to Native Ameri-                            The SMSC donates certificates for free meals and ho-
                                         can materials. The collection includes books on the                               tel stays for area fundraisers, including organizations
                                         Dakota, history, biography, geography, government,                                raising funds for individuals suffering from medical
                                         sociology, anthropology, religion, science, health,                               crises. In fiscal year 2006, the SMSC donated hotel
                                         literature (fiction, poetry, drama, and journals), art,                           room coupons and meals, valued at a total of more
                                         music, dance, arts and crafts, and education (includes                            than $30,000. The SMSC also donated golf and bingo
                                         curricula). There is also a juvenile section and an                               packages, car wash coupons, and health club member-
                                         extensive audio/video section. Indian newspapers and                              ships. More than 12,000 decks of cards were donated,
                                         magazines are also available. The library is open to                              with over half going to troops serving in Iraq and the
                                         researchers and educators by appointment only.                                    Middle East.
                                         Enterprises
                                         The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has
                                         developed enterprises which provide services to the
                                         larger community. Dakotah! Sport and Fitness is the
                                         home ice for Prior Lake High School hockey and the
                                         Prior Lake Hockey Association. Thousands of local
                                         residents enjoy increased good health by training at
                                         Dakotah!’s facilities which include a double gymna-
                                         sium, an indoor pool, an indoor track, a rock climbing
                                         wall, a fitness floor, group fitness facilities, and more
                                         than 10,000 pounds in free weights. Dakotah! also
                                         sponsors a 5K Turkey Trot and an indoor triathlon.
                                              Playworks is a one-of-a-kind, world-class facility
                                         for children, open to the general public for daily edu-
                                         care, Summer Camp, birthday parties, PW’s Playtime
                                         (drop-off hourly care), Family Play, and group trips.
                                         South Metro Federal Credit Union is a community-
                                         chartered, federal credit union, providing a wide range
                                         of financial products and services for everyone living
                                         or working in Scott County, Minnesota. The Meadows
                                         at Mystic Lake Golf Course provides recreational op-                               Dakotah! Sport and fitness, an enterprise of the SMSc, welcomes local residents.
                                         portunities on one of the best courses in the country.




Tribal youth participate in an annual cultural event called Young   The oicimani Media center has over 7,000 items in its collection.    Playworks is an SMSc enterprise which provides day care, family
Native Pride each spring which is open to the public.                                                                                    entertainment, and birthday party fun for the larger community.




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Good Neighbor to Scott County
   Mdewakanton Emergency Services


M     dewakanton Emergency Services is a full-time, professional fire and ambulance department staffed 24
      hours a day, seven days a week. As an exercise of governmental authority Mdewakanton Emergency Ser-
vices serves Community members, guests of the Community, and residents of nearby communities by request
through mutual aid agreements. The department opened its fire station in 2002, and now responds to an average
of 200 calls a month.

                                Fire Service
                         Firefighters control and extin-
                         guish fires; handle hazardous
                         materials incidents; conduct
                        water, ice, rope, high angle,
                        and confined space rescues; and
                       respond to vehicular accidents.
                      With a response time of two
                      minutes or less to anywhere on
                     the reservation, the department
is equipped to handle virtually any emergency with
equipment including: an aerial platform capable of
reaching up 114 feet, two additional fire engines, a
grass rig, a hazmat trailer, utility vehicles, ATVs, and
other tools, including “the Jaws of Life.”
                                                                               The SMSc fire station opened in December 2002.
Mutual Aid
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has
mutual aid agreements with all the local governments
in Scott County to provide assistance upon request for
fire and emergency services.

Ambulance Service
Mdewakanton Emergency Services has three Ad-
vanced Life Support ambulances and a staff of trained
paramedics to respond to emergency situations. The
department does an average of 60 patient transports
each month to local hospitals.



                                                                               The bronto aerial firetruck extends vertically to 114 feet.




Mdewakanton emergency Services transports an average of 60 patients a month.                      This mock crash was a training exercise held by Mdewakanton emergency Services.




                                                                                                                                                                                    
Good Neighbor to Scott County
   Mdewakanton Emergency Services Continued

                                      Training Program
                                      Mdewakanton Emergency Services has a training
                                      program to insure that firefighters and paramedics
                                      are fully prepared to handle virtually any emergency
                                      situation which might arise. To maintain a high level
                                      of competency, weekly trainings are held on a variety
                                      of scenarios which staff might face. They practice
                                      ventilation (cutting holes in roofs), hazardous ma-
                                      terials response, firefighter rescue, fire suppression,
                                      mock crashes, and medical emergency procedures.
                                      Mdewakanton Emergency Services also participates
                                      in joint training exercises with other area fire depart-
                                      ments several times a year.

                                      Mdewakanton Explorer Post in
                                      Fourth Year                                                                     SMSc emergency Services Director Jim Muelken oversees the Mdewakanton
                                      Local youth ages 14 to 21 have participated in SMSC                             emergency Services Department which provides fire, rescue, and ambulance
                                      Explorer Post 9100 since 2003, devoting two hours                               services.
                                      each week to learning the work of firefighters. Their                           Community Education and Outreach
                                      first year Mdewakanton Fire Post 9100 was awarded                               Mdewakanton Emergency Services offers Avian
                                      Minnesota’s “New Explorer Post of the Year.”                                    Flu Preparation and CPR/First Aid classes for mem-
                                      Members study and practice to become state certi-                               bers and staff in conjunction with the SMSC Health
                                      fied first responders. They also actively participate in                        Department. Mdewakanton Emergency Services
                                      ride-alongs, weekly meetings, and trainings covering                            also provides customized training for police and fire
                                      such topics as fire ground conduct, medical training,                           departments and additional Continuing Education
                                      live house burns, basic firefighter skills, putting on fire                     Classes as well.
                                      gear, tools of the trade, radio operation and protocols,
                                      oxygen mask usage, ladder techniques, and avoiding
                                      hazards. They also learn basic search and rescue tech-
                                      niques, hose operations, first aid, and how to take vital
                                      signs. Explorers compete in competitions and perform
                                      public service such as picking up litter on local roads.




Mdewakanton explorers Post 9100 learn the work of firefighters.   Mdewakanton emergency Services is a full service department.      ice water rescue training prepares firefighters and paramedics
                                                                                                                                    for winter emergencies.





Good Neighbor to Scott County



   Mdewakanton LIFE Program Donates Defibrillators
   Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death                             fiscal years 2006 and 2007 and then 67 for fiscal
   among adults in the United States. Each year ap-                                year 2008.
   proximately 250,000 Americans suffer sudden death                                   “On behalf of the State Patrol and the citizens of
   due to cardiac arrest. When someone collapses from                              the State of Minnesota, I would like to extend my
   sudden cardiac arrest, damage to the brain and other                            sincere appreciation to the Shakopee Mdewakanton
   vital organs begins in as little as four minutes. Often                         Sioux Community for your generous donation of
   the heart does not stop completely but goes into                                funds to equip State Patrol squad cars with Auto-
   ventricular fibrillation, in which the heart quivers                            matic External Defibrillators,” wrote Michael W.
   rapidly but does not pump blood. A shock from an                                Campion, Commissioner of the Minnesota Depart-
   Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) can reverse                              ment of Public Safety.
   this condition and prevent permanent damage and                                     Under the donation, which was a cooperative
   death, but only if it is delivered in the first few min-                        project with the American Heart Association, the
   utes after collapse.                                                            State of Minnesota, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton
       The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Communi-                                     Sioux Community, the SMSC provides a $ match
   ty’s Mdewakanton Emergency Services Department                                  for every $3 spent by the state. The Community has
   administers the Mdewakanton LIFE program, which                                 agreed to provide the nonstate matching commit-
   donates free or low cost defibrillators to charitable                           ment required by 2006 Minn. Laws Ch. 282, Art.
   organizations, law enforcement programs, and                                    12, Section 4.
   schools and provides free training on their use. Each                               Through the Mdewakanton LIFE Program,
   donation includes a cabinet, extra batteries, and                               the SMSC gave away 86 defibrillators valued at
   other supplies in addition to the unit itself.                                  $105,903 in fiscal year 2006 with AEDs going to
       “We have defibrillators in many locations across                            the following organizations: Minnesota State Patrol
   the reservation and have had great success with the                             (66); Girl Scout Council of the St. Croix Valley
   tribal responders and equipment. Now we want to                                 (2); Waseca Fire Department (2); Prior Lake Fire
   make sure others have that same opportunity,” said                              Department (1); Jordan Fire Department (1); Jordan
   SMSC Chairman Stanley R. Crooks.                                                City Hall (1); Minnesota State Structural Col-
       In fiscal year 2006 the Shakopee Mdewakanton                                lapse Response Team (1); White Bear Lake Police
   Sioux Community donated a total of 86 AEDs,                                     Department (2); Key Stone Community in Prior
   with 66 going to the State of Minnesota to equip                                Lake (1); New Prague Fire Department (1); Im-
   State Patrol cars in rural areas of the state. Under                            manuel Lutheran Church in Prior Lake (1); Forest
   the agreement with the State, the SMSC agrees to                                County Potawatomi Tribe in Crandon, Wisconsin
   fund 199 AEDs for state patrol cars to put these                                (1); Indian Health Service Unit of Ogema, Min-
   lifesaving devices in the hands of personnel who are                            nesota, White Earth Reservation (3); and Salvation
   often the first on the scene of a cardiac emergency,                            Army (1). The SMSC also donated two AEDs to the
   particularly in rural areas. The defibrillators will be                         Burnsville Eagan School District and facilitated the
   donated over a three-year period, with 66 each for                              purchase of an additional 20 units.




The Salvation army received an aeD through the Mdewakanton life Girl Scouts of the St. croix Valley received two aeDs for use at their   The White bear lake Police Department received two aeDs.
program for their mobile unit which supports emergency personnel overnight camps.
during large scale disasters and trainings.




                                                                                                                                                                                                    9
Good Neighbor to Scott County
   Stewards of the Earth


                                      B    eing a good neighbor also extends to being stewards of the earth. Unci Maka, the Dakota expression for
                                           earth, translates as “Grandmother Earth.” This demonstrates a kinship relationship between the Dakota
                                      people and the earth; so as a relative, the Dakota people are dedicated to protecting and preserving earth’s envi-
                                      ronment. The Dakota way is to plan for the Seventh Generation, to make sure that resources will be available in
                                      the future to sustain life for seven generations to come. Conserving and protecting the earth today ensures that
                                      there will be food, trees, natural areas, traditional wild foods and medicines, cultural resources, and open spaces
                                      in the environment for coming generations to not only survive but also to thrive.

                                                                                  Koda Energy                       SMSC Opens Wastewater
                                                                          The Shakopee                              Reclamation Facility
                                                                          Mdewakanton Sioux                         The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has
                                                                          Community has                             the distinction of operating the most advanced Waste-
                                                                          entered into a part-                      water Reclamation Facility in the State of Minnesota,
                                                                          nership with Rahr                         one with characteristics rarely found in a wastewater
                                                                          Malting of Shakopee                       plant in the United States. The SMSC facility, which
                                                                          for an innovative                         opened in 2006, treats wastewater using a combination
                                                                          venture to generate                       of advanced “ultra-filtration” European technologies.
                                                                          electricity using ag-                     A biosolids drying process that is the first of its kind in
                                                                          ricultural materials.                     the United States creates a product usable as fertilizer
                                                                          This environmen-                          on lands within the Community.
                                      tally friendly project will use the waste from malting                             The WWRF features a 31,000-square-foot green
                                      and food processing to generate electricity.                                  roof, the largest in the Upper Midwest, which contains
                                          Considerably cleaner than a coal plant, this                              more than 45,000 seedlings along with seeds for native
                                      biomass generation project will someday be able to                            prairie grasses and flowers. The green roof system
                                      provide energy for all Community needs with excess                            disperses significant amounts of water back into the
                                      available to sell to others. The project will provide                         atmosphere through evaporation and transpiration.
                                      100% of the electricity needed by Rahr. Permitting                            During dry spells, the plant life on the roof can be sup-
                                      and design is underway with groundbreaking antici-                            ported using reclaimed wastewater from the treatment
                                      pated for 2007 with completion of the facility expected                       process itself, yet another benefit of the high level of
                                      within one year.                                                              treatment the facility provides.
                                                                                                                         Water flowing out of the facility may be routed
                                                                                                                    through two wetlands within the Community and then
                                                                                                                    into a large irrigation pond from which it is used to
                                                                                                                    irrigate The Meadows at Mystic Lake Golf Course.
                                                                                                                    The entire process is enclosed in an attractive building,
                                                                                                                    which provides odor control and improved aesthetics.




The SMSc Wastewater reclamation facility is one of the most   The Wastewater reclamation facility has a 31,000 square foot green Water from the Wastewater reclamation facility will irrigate The
advanced in the united States.                                roof which houses more than 45,000 seedlings to disperse rain water Meadows at Mystic lake Golf course.
                                                              into the atmosphere through evaporation and transpiration.




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SMSC Restores Native Prairie,
Preserves Habitats
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
engages in restoration activities which include the re-
establishing of native prairies on Community land.
More than 100 acres of former farmland has been
reclaimed over the past few years with 9 acres re-
stored in 2006. Additional acres are planned for future
restoration.
    Prairies filter phosphorous and nitrogen from the
soil, reduce or eliminate erosion, provide habitat for
nesting birds, increase species diversity, and add an
unmatched aesthetic value. They also attract a va-
riety of butterflies and insects, are hunting grounds
for many natural predators, and alternatively provide
cover for prey.
    A related project of the Land and Natural Re-
sources Department is a study of the non-native, in-
vasive reed canary grass. Left unfettered, reed canary
grass aggressively and completely displaces native
plants in wet meadows destroying the food supply for
wildlife and birds.

Prescribed Burns Rejuvenate Prairie
Each year SMSC Land and Natural Resources Depart-
ment, Mdewakanton Emergency Services, and Bureau
of Indian Affairs fire personnel conduct several
prescribed burns on Community lands. A prescribed
burn is an intentionally lit, low intensity fire used by
land managers to replicate natural fires. Prescribed                               The SMSc uses prescribed burns as a prairie management tool.
burns benefit natural communities by removing dead
plant materials (biomass), adding nutrients to the soil,
releasing native seed banks, and killing non-native
species. In order for a burn to be conducted, very pre-
cise conditions are required, including humidity, wind
speed and direction, and vegetation which is dormant
but not snow-covered.




Hydrologists check water quality and levels in water bodies across   Staff conduct surveys to monitor breeding birds on the reservation. The land and Natural resources Department maintains 100
the reservation.                                                                                                                         bluebird-nesting boxes.




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Good Neighbor to Scott County
   Stewards of the Earth Continued

                                     Surveying Wildlife
                                     For the past five years SMSC biologists have gathered
                                     data for a Faunal Atlas of the Shakopee Mdewakanton
                                     Sioux Community, which is now being written. The
                                     atlas will contain illustrations and descriptions of birds
                                     and animals that make their home on Community lands.
                                         Staff have conducted surveys to monitor the breed-
                                     ing birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles yielding
                                     much valuable information. Six different types of frogs;
                                     107 types of breeding birds; and 31 species of breed-
                                     ing mammals call the Community home. These surveys
                                     have determined that prairie restoration efforts have
                                     already resulted in the reintroduction of three species of
                                     grassland specific birds: the Eastern Meadowlark, the
                                     Dicksissel, and the Bobolink with more likely in
                                     the future.
                                         Staff also erect and monitor bluebird and duck
                                     houses. The SMSC Land Department currently main-
                                     tains 100 bluebird-nesting boxes that are home to more
                                     than 60 bluebird chicks which are born and successfully                             SMSc hives produced nearly 250 gallons of excess honey in 2006 which was
                                     leave the nest each year. Sixteen wood duck houses are                              bottled.
                                     home to hooded mergansers and wood ducks.
                                                                                                                         Natural Foods
                                     Honey Program Growing                                                               The Community maintains the habitat for wild foods
                                         More than 1.5 million honeybees in 30 hives main-                               which are found on the reservation. Morel mushrooms,
                                     tained by the SMSC produced nearly 250 gallons of                                   puffball mushrooms, blackberries, raspberries, choke-
                                     excess honey during the summer of 2006. The 40,000-                                 cherries, wild plums, currants, and cattails grow abun-
                                     60,000 honeybees in each hive fed on clover, New                                    dantly. Plum trees and chokeberry bushes, cultivated
                                     England Asters, dandelions, willow, and other plants                                species of two traditional Dakota foods, have also been
                                     and flowers in native prairie areas of the Community.                               planted in areas of the Community.
                                         Four years ago the SMSC Land and Natural Re-                                        Over the past three years more than 1,700 pounds of
                                     sources Department started the honeybee program with                                wild rice has been hand sowed in Community wetlands.
                                     four hives. The success of those hives resulted in the                              The wild rice will be used for food, for cultural pur-
                                     creation of new hives from splitting the existing hives                             poses, and as a food supply for wildlife, like ducks and
                                     and acquiring new ones available commercially.                                      other aquatic birds.
                                         Honey is available at three locations in Prior Lake:                                The SMSC makes maple syrup using sap from
                                     the Shakopee Dakota Convenience Store and Dakotah                                   Community trees. More than 200 gallons of sap from
                                     Meadows RV Park on the Shakopee Mdewakanton                                         20 taps was gathered, yielding six gallons of syrup in
                                     Sioux Community and at Village Market.                                              2006.




More than 1,700 pounds of wild rice was sowed by hand in com-   More than 1.5 million honeybees live in the 30 hives on the          community youth help with the production of maple syrup each
munity wetlands.                                                community.                                                           winter and spring.





Educational Activities                                                            Water Quality
SMSC Land and Natural Resources Department staff                                  Hydrologists assess water quality and levels in
conduct a number of educational activities through-                               representative water bodies across the reservation.
out the year. The Community honored the earth with                                They regularly monitor two lakes, five streams, six
a weeklong celebration of Earth Day April 17 – 21,                                wetlands, two stormwater ponds, and the Maka Yusota
2006, which included education, handouts, organic                                 (Boiling Springs) sacred site located near the Commu-
snacks, prizes, and contests; papermaking using                                   nity. They also implement the Community’s Wellhead
recycled shredded paper; candle making using wax                                  Protection Program to protect the area around the
from Community bee hives; a talk about Native garden                              three Community public water supply wells using best
plants and rain gardens; and a clean up at the Maka                               management practices to reduce contamination of the
Yusota sacred site. Other activities throughout the year                          wells.
include encouraging reusing and recycling by decorat-                                 Staff employ erosion
ing used paper bags during the holiday season.                                    control efforts to keep sedi-
                                                                                  ment from entering tribal
                                                                                  water bodies. They review
                                                                                  both residential and com-
                                                                                  mercial plans, inspect sites,
                                                                                  and review site development
                                                                                  permit applications.
                                                                                      Hydrologists also
                                                                                  maintain a weather sta-
                                                                                  tion to collect atmospheric
                                                                                  data. Rainfall, wind speed
                                                                                  and direction, temperature,
                                                                                  humidity, solar radiation,
                                                                                  and potential evapotrans-
                                                                                  piration (a combination of
                                                                                  evaporation and transpira-
                                                                                  tion) help determine water
                                                                                  rate and volume monitoring. Data collected is useful in
                                                                                  developing water budgets to monitor how much water,
                                                                                  both stormwater and groundwater, the Community
SMSc land and Natural resources staff worked with children from Playworks         currently has and how much is used. Since the nearest
Summer camp in a water quality sampling experiment over a six-week period.        weather station is located 1 miles away, having a
                                                                                  tribal weather station facilitates collection of weather
                                                                                  data for long-term planning.
                                                                                      At seven sites across the reservation shallow aqui-
                                                                                  fer monitoring gathers information to determine what
                                                                                                                                                continued . . .




community members learned to make candles from wax produced        Shallow aquifer monitoring at seven sites across the community       Two lakes, five streams, six wetlands, two stormwater ponds,
by honeybees as an earth Week activity.                            determines the proportion of water in wetlands, streams, and lakes   and the Maka Yusota sacred site are monitored by community
                                                                   contributed by groundwater.                                          hydrologists.




                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Good Neighbor to Scott County
     Stewards of the Earth Continued

                                       proportion of the water in wetlands, streams, and lakes                               Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
                                       is contributed by groundwater. This data is helping                                   As a steward of the earth, the Community encourages
                                       define the behavior of groundwater on the reservation                                 the reduction, reuse, and recycling of materials to
                                       and is useful in problem solving and for future plan-                                 lessen solid waste in landfills and has even produced a
                                       ning.                                                                                 booklet on the subject. The Recycling and Waste Dis-
                                           Three bioretention areas, also called rain gardens,                               posal Guide is filled with information about recycling,
                                       were built to collect and infiltrate rainwater that falls                             reducing, reusing, and safely disposing of hazardous
                                       on impervious surfaces, such as parking lots and                                      waste and household materials.
                                       streets. Swales direct water to areas which contain
                                       deep-rooted plants and trees that can withstand being
                                       inundated with water for a few days and can also go
                                       without water during drought conditions.




                                       a rain garden, or bioretention area, was built to collect and infiltrate rainwater
                                       that falls on the parking lot behind the SMSc community center.


                                                                                                                                                The SMSc produces and distributes a
                                                                                                                                                recycling and Waste Disposal Guide.




Two annual Drinking Water reports detail the     breeding birds on the community will be included in a faunal atlas of the      Wetland dependent insects are good indicators of water quality and eat a
community’s water quality efforts.               Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux community.                                          large volume of mosquitoes and other insects.




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Charitable Organizations
 Summary of 2006 Donations

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                          2006 Charitable Organizations Donations
                                American Cancer Society                                     $20,000
                                American Diabetes Association                               $10,000
                                City of Prior Lake                                         $450,000
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                                Como Zoo and Conservatory Society                            $5,000
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                                Hennepin County Medical Center                               $5,000
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                                Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation                       $10,000
                                Loaves and Fishes                                            $5,000
                                Minnesota Fire Service Foundation                           $25,000
                                National Kidney Foundation                                  $10,000
                                National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome              $5,000
                                Neighborhood Involvement Program                            $15,000
                                Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women                 $10,000
                                St. Gertrude’s Foundation                                    $5,000
                                St. Mary’s Health Clinic                                    $35,000
                                Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity                             $5,000
                                Twin City Public Television                                 $25,500




                         Additional Donations to Charitable Organizations:
               130th Civil Air Patrol                                  Minnesota Stroke Association
               American Red Cross Twin Cities                          Minnesota Veterans Home
               Carver Fun Run                                          Multiple Sclerosis Society
               Children’s HeartLink                                    Northwood Coalition for Battered Women
               Chrysalis                                               Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce
               Emergency Foodshelf Network                             Prior Lake Rotary - Habitat for Humanity Project
               Emily Police Department                                 Sew Much Comfort
               Evergreen House                                         Shared Hope International
               Girl Scout Council of Cannon Valley                     St. Francis Foundation
               Hunger Solutions                                        The Bridge
               Jacob Wetterling Foundation                             The Stand Up Foundation
               Leukemia & Lymphoma Society                             VA Medical Center Volunteer Service
               Matt Blair Classic for Special Olympics                 VFW Post 6208
               Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy             Wayside House, Inc.
               Minnesota Land Trust                                    Youth’s First Stop for Help




                                                                                                                      
Charitable Organizations


                                       Bridging Inc.
                                       Bridging Inc. has helped more than 35,000 families
                                       with household goods since 1987. They’ve helped
                                       Hurricane Katrina victims, refugees, immigrants, and
                                       victims of family violence. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel,
                                       owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton
                                       Sioux Community, has worked with Bridging for
                                       years, providing sets of linens, towels, bathmats, and
                                       more than 115 sets of mattresses and box springs.
“The Shakopee                              “For the families that we serve we find that they
Mdewakanton Sioux                      don’t have a bed or they have a really bad one. So we
Community is a vital                   try to give every one of them a bed and bedding to go
component to the entire                along with it and then of course household goods. It
                                       really helps us to bridge the gap. It’s just been won-  The SMSc business council presents a check for $450,000 to city of Prior lake
Prior Lake community.                                                                          Mayor Jack Haugen for park lighting. left to right: SMSc Secretary/Treasurer
We’re proud of what                    derful to be able to give people what they really need. keith anderson, SMSc chairman Stanley r. crooks, Mayor Jack Haugen, and SMSc
they bring to our                      Folks come in tired and discouraged, and by the time    Vice-chairman Glynn crooks.

community in terms of                  they leave, they have big smiles,’ said Bridging Opera- the fields will be able to be used in the evenings so
                                       tions Manager Jim Elfering.                             more games will be possible to meet the ever growing
job creation, in terms of
economic vitality, and                                                                         need.
                                       SMSC Donates $450,000 to City of
certainly, in terms of
support to our commu-                  Prior Lake for Parks                                                               National Kidney Foundation
                                       The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community made                                      The National Kidney Foundation of Minneapolis re-
nity as evidenced by the                                                                                                  ceived $10,000 for its K.E.E.P. program. The Kidney
                                       a donation to the City of Prior Lake for $450,000 for
donation of $450,000.                                                                                                     Early Evaluation Program conducts screening and
                                       various park improvements, including upgrading light-
We appreciate this very                ing at Fitzgerald Fields at Thomas Ryan Park.                                      early intervention in high-risk communities for chronic
much.”                                 In the past five years, the SMSC and the City of Prior                             kidney disease. Native Americans are particularly at
                                       Lake have worked hard to identify areas of coop-                                   risk for kidney disease and its complications.
-Jack Haugen,                          eration and partnership. Earlier in 2006, Prior Lake
 Prior Lake Mayor                      Mayor Jack Haugen requested that the SMSC consider
                                       making a donation to assist the city in its park im-
                                       provement efforts.
                                           “The SMSC wishes to foster good relationships with
                                       local governments - our neighbors. In making this dona-
                                       tion to improve local parks, the Community is strength-
                                       ening the connection between itself and the City of Prior
                                       Lake, our neighbors, our employees, and our future
                                       together,” said SMSC Chairman Stanley R. Crooks.
                                           Thomas Ryan Memorial Park has four baseball
                                       fields, four soccer/football fields, a picnic shelter, and
                                       more on its 38.4 acres. With the addition of lighting,




local sports teams in Prior lake will be able to play evening games now because of a donation to the   The National kidney foundation conducts the kidney early evaluation Program which screens individu-
city of Prior lake to improve lighting at fitzgerald fields at Thomas ryan Park.                       als in high-risk communities for chronic kidney disease.




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St. Mary’s Health Clinic                                                             American Cancer Society
St. Mary’s Health Clinic in Shakopee, Minnesota, re-                                 The American Cancer Society received $10,000 for the
ceived a donation of $35,000 from the SMSC for free                                  Scott County Relay for Life and $10,000 for construc-
health care for low-income patients who do not have                                  tion of the Hope Lodge. First created in 1977, Hope
insurance or medical assistance. The Shakopee Clinic,                                Lodges provide free, supportive, comfortable housing
one of nine sites which provide free health clinics, is                              for cancer patients who may be separated from their
run by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet of the St.                            families for weeks at a time during treatment. Scott
Paul Province.                                                                       County Relay for Life is an annual fundraising event
     The clinics provide free health care services                                   which honors cancer survivors as well as pays tribute
including patient visits to the clinic, lab tests, x-rays,                           to those who have succumbed to the disease.
diagnostic tests, and most medications. Specialty refer-
rals are also available without charge. The Shakopee                                 American Diabetes Association                                                      “On behalf of the
Clinic serves a largely Hispanic population; more                                    The American Diabetes Association received $10,000                                 entire Minnesota Area
than 85% of the patients at the Shakopee clinic do                                   for a fundraising event which was successful in raising                            Leadership Board of
not speak English. SMSC support helped provide                                       nearly $200,000 for research, patient education, and                               the American Diabetes
interpreters so non-English speaking patients could                                  support. Diabetes is four to eight times more prevalent                            Association, the gala
be treated with dignity and understanding. The SMSC                                  and mortality rates from the disease are 166% higher                               committee, and our staff,
also supported the St. Mary’s Clinic in Shakopee in                                  for Native Americans than for the general population.                              thank you for your gen-
2003 with a grant for $25,000 and in 2005 with a grant                                                                                                                  erous contribution.”
for $25,000.                                                                         American Red Cross Twin Cities
     “Our Shakopee clinic site is the busiest of the 11                              The American Red Cross of the Twin Cities received                                 -Jenni Hargraves,
clinic sites. This weekly clinic was in operation 100                                $1,000 for their local emergency services program,
                                                                                                                                                                         American Diabetes
times in 2006 and saw a total of 1,132 patient visits,                               which helps families displaced by house fires, natural
averaging 11.3 patients per session. With your grant,                                disasters, and other calamities.                                                    Association Executive
we have been able to maintain our expansion to two                                                                                                                       Director
clinic sessions per week and to see the additional pa-                               Animal Humane Society
tients who need health care. Thank you again for your                                The Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley, Min-
generous support,” wrote Ralph Scorpio, Director of                                  nesota, received a donation for their 32nd Annual
Development for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Caronde-                                Walk for Animals fundraiser. They provide care for
let.                                                                                 animals until they join new, loving families.

130th Civil Air Patrol                                                               Arthritis Foundation
The 130th Civil Air Patrol which serves the southern                                 The North Central Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation
metro counties of the Twin Cities, including Scott and                               received a donation for the kick off event for the April
Dakota counties, received $2,000 for construction of a                               9, 2006, Arthritis Walk in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
hanger for planes, training, and offices.                                            Funds raised were used for educational activities and
                                                                                     patient support.




St. Mary’s clinic in Shakopee provides health care for patients who   The american red cross received a donation for their local emer-   SMSc Vice-chairman Glynn crooks presented a check to the
don’t have insurance or medical assistance.                           gency services program in the Twin cities.                         american Diabetes association for $10,000.




                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Charitable Organizations


                                        Carver Fun Run                                                                       Emergency Foodshelf Network
                                        Carver Fun Run received a donation for $1,500 to                                     The Emergency Foodshelf Network, founded in 1976,
                                        support Camp Needlepoint, a progressive, residential                                 received a $1,000 donation. EFN is a coalition of over
                                        camp for children ages 8 to 17 with Juvenile Diabetes.                               200 emergency food shelves and supplemental food
                                                                                                                             programs across Minnesota working together to reduce
                                        Cass Lake Community Family                                                           hunger.
                                        Service Office                                                                       Emily Police Department
                                        Cass Lake Community Family Service Office, which
                                        serves the Leech Lake Reservation and surround-                                      Police Chief John Reed and his canine partner Na
                                        ing communities in northern Minnesota, received an                                   Tvshka (“Woman Warrior” in Choctaw) of the Emily,
                                        SMSC donation to buy food for their food shelf.                                      Minnesota, Police Department, were helped with a
                                                                                                                             $1,000 donation for canine training.
“Thank you to the
Shakopee Mdewakanton                    Children’s HeartLink                                                                 Epilepsy Foundation
Sioux Community                         Children’s HeartLink, which received a $2,000 dona-
                                        tion, is an international medical charity dedicated to                               The Epilepsy Foundation, an SMSC donation recipi-
for your commitment                                                                                                          ent, received funding for general support. The founda-
to Chrysalis and our                    the treatment and prevention of heart disease in needy
                                        children.                                                                            tion provides education and support for people with
clients.”                                                                                                                    epilepsy.
                                        Chrysalis
-Nicki Hines,                           Chrysalis, which received a $2,000 donation, provides Evergreen House
 Chrysalis Annual Fund                  mental health and support services for women recover- Evergreen House in Bemidji, Minnesota, received
 Coordinator                            ing from chemical dependency in Minneapolis.          $2,500 towards the purchase of a passenger van.
                                                                                              Evergreen House provides services for youth in crisis,
                                        Como Zoo and Conservatory Society                     including runaways and those with chemical depen-
                                        Como Zoo and Conservatory Society in St. Paul, Min- dency issues.
                                        nesota, received $5,000 for snow leopard habitat and
                                        general animal training.                                                             Girl Scout Council of Cannon Valley
                                                                                                                             The Girl Scout Council of Cannon Valley received
                                        Dan Patch Days                                                                       $1,000 for a program at the Shakopee prison –
                                        The annual summertime celebration held in Savage,                                    Mothers with Fabulous Daughters. The program works
                                        Minnesota, was the recipient of an SMSC donation.                                    with mothers who are in prison and their daughters
                                                                                                                             who live in Goodhue, Scott, and Dakota Counties.
                                        Deer River Area Food Shelf                                                           Hennepin County Medical Center
                                        The Deer River Area Food Shelf serving the Leech
                                        Lake Ojibwe Reservation received an SMSC donation                                    Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis,
                                        for food.                                                                            Minnesota, received $5,000 for emergency assistance
                                                                                                                             like bus tokens and hotel rooms for Native American
                                                                                                                             patients and their families, many of whom travel from
                                                                                                                             long distances in the state for care.




Police chief John reed with his canine partner   The SMSc supported the arthritis Walk held by the North central chapter of       an SMSc donation to children’s Heartlink helped little Tanmay, who is
Na Tvshka from emily, Minnesota.                 the arthritis foundation to raise funds for educational activities and patient   pictured here with his dad, have surgery april 10, 2006, at the asian Heart
                                                 support.                                                                         institute in Mumbai, india, to correct a congenital heart defect.





House of Charity                                                                  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
The SMSC made a donation to the House of Charity                                  The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation received
for the remodeling of their kitchen. The organization                             $10,000 for a fundraiser which generated close to
provides free meals for those in need, particularly those                         $500,000 for finding a cure for the disease that effects
who may be homeless or alcoholic in Minneapolis.                                  more than 1 million men, women, and children, kill-
                                                                                  ing one American every three minutes.
Hunger Solutions
The SMSC donated $2,000 to Hunger Solutions for                                   Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
a capacity building program to fight against hunger.                              The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society received a                                        “My name is Jenifer, and
Hunger Solutions is a network of food shelves which                               donation of $1,500 for a bike ride to raise money for                             I am the mother of two
provide food and support to food shelves across the                               research and patient education.                                                   children, Alex (12) and
state.                                                                                                                                                              Ellie (7), who have Type
                                                                                  Loaves and Fishes                                                                 1 diabetes. Both children
                                                                                  Loaves and Fishes received $5,000 for their pantry                                were diagnosed at age
                                                                                  fund to help provide hot meals for families in need at
                                                                                                                                                                    3½, and both receive at
                                                                                  seven dining sites across the Twin Cities. The organi-
                                                                                  zation feeds approximately 7,500 people each week.                                least 4 shots a day of
                                                                                                                                                                    insulin. We all want to
                                                                                  Loving Hands                                                                      THANK YOU for help-
                                                                                  Loving Hands of Faribault, Minnesota, received a                                  ing JDRF find a cure for
                                                                                  donation to purchase cloth to make blankets for babies                            diabetes. Your gifts give
                                                                                  in hospitals and Neonatal Intensive Care Units.                                   my family hope for the
                                                                                                                                                                    future.”
                                                                                  March of Dimes
                                                                                  The March of Dimes Walk America fundraiser re-                                    -Jenifer, Juvenile
                                                                                  ceived a donation from the SMSC to support prema-                                 Diabetes Research
                                                                                  ture babies and help prevent pre-term labor and births
                                                                                                                                                                    Foundation
                                                                                  and the problems that arise from premature delivery.
                                                                                                                                                                    International
                                                                                  Matt Blair Classic for Special Olympics
                                                                                  The Matt Blair Classic for Special Olympics received
                                                                                  $1,250 for a fundraiser for Special Olympics Minne-
                                                                                  sota.
Hunger Solutions helps food shelves across the state of Minnesota fight hunger.
                                                                                  Minnesota Center for Environmental
Jacob Wetterling Foundation                                                       Advocacy
The SMSC supported the Jacob Wetterling Founda-                                   The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
tion with a $1,000 donation. For more than 16 years                               received $1,000 to promote environmental
JWF has conducted prevention education and assisted                               responsibility in government and industry and to pro-
families with missing and exploited children.
                                                                                                                                                continued . . .




loaves and fishes received $5,000 to help provide meals for    loaves and fishes feeds approximately 7,500 people each   The Juvenile Diabetes research foundation received $10,000 for a fundraiser
families at seven dining sites across the Twin cities.         week.                                                     which generated close to $500,000 for research to find a cure for juvenile
                                                                                                                         diabetes.




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Charitable Organizations


                                        tect the natural resources of the state and the health of          Neighborhood Involvement Program
                                        its citizens.                                                      The Neighborhood Involvement Program of Min-
                                                                                                           neapolis received $15,000 for its capital campaign.
                                        Minnesota Fire Service Foundation                                  The program provides services for immigrants, people
                                        The Minnesota Fire Service Foundation received a                   without health insurance, those who are mentally ill,
                                        $25,000 donation towards a firefighter memorial on                 senior citizens, at-risk youth, and victims of violence.
                                        the grounds of the Capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota.                 This is the third installation of a three-year grant for a
                                                                                                           total of $50,000.
                                        Minnesota Land Trust
                                        The Minnesota Land Trust received $1,000 to support                Northwood Coalition for Battered
                                        their mission of restoring land to its original, pristine
“With the Shakopee                      state.                                                             Women
Mdewakanton Sioux                                                                                          The Northwood Coalition for Battered Women
Community’s help, we                    Minnesota Stroke Association                                       received $1,000 for general operating expenses. The
made a difference and                   The Minnesota Stroke Association received $1,000                   Northwood Coalition serves the Leech Lake, Red
will continue to increase               for its Strike Out Stroke Day at the Minnesota Twins.              Lake, and White Earth Reservations.
the pace of research to                 Held at the Metrodome, the annual event raises funds
realize our dream of a                  for stroke prevention, patient support, education, and             Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
                                        research.                                                          The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation received a
cure for diabetes and its                                                                                  donation for education, patient support, and research
complications.”
                                        Minnesota Veterans Home                                            to prevent brain tumors in children.
                                        Veterans who live at the Minnesota Veterans Home
-Kim Bailey,                            in Minneapolis are being helped through a three-year               Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce
Juvenile Diabetes                       commitment for $3,000 for recreation and leisure                   The Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce received
Research Foundation                     activities.                                                        $5,000 for a luncheon for senior citizens, a golf
Corporate Development                                                                                      tournament, and for fireworks for the city’s Lakefront
Manager                                 Multiple Sclerosis Society                                         Days celebration.
                                        The Multiple Sclerosis Society received $1,500 to help
                                        raise funds for education, support, and research.                  Prior Lake Rotary - Habitat for
                                                                                                           Humanity Project
                                        National Organization on Fetal                       The Prior Lake Rotary Habitat for Humanity Project
                                        Alcohol Syndrome                                     received $1,500 to help build a house for a family
                                        The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
                                        (FAS) received $5,000 for their annual fundraising
                                        event to support education on FAS and provide family Prior Lake Volunteer Fire Department
                                        support for those living with this condition.        Fire safety educational materials and coloring books
                                                                                             for school children were purchased by an SMSC dona-
                                                                                             tion to the Prior Lake Volunteer Fire Department.




The Matt blair classic raised money for Special olympics.                             The Minnesota land Trust restores land to its original, pristine condition.




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Safe Haven                                                                     Shriners’ Hospital
Youth services and a shelter for Scott County youth                            Proceeds from a fundraiser for Shriners’ Hospital
were supported by a donation from the SMSC.                                    helped provide services for children in need of medical
                                                                               care.
Scott County Fair
Since it can be difficult for elders and physically chal-                      Southern Valley Alliance for Battered
lenged individuals to get around at the Scott County                           Women
Fair in Jordan, Minnesota, the SMSC sponsored a                                Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women of Belle
“People Mover” so that these fairgoers could enjoy the                         Plaine, Minnesota, received $10,000 to help women
festivities.                                                                   overcome domestic violence and to help educate
                                                                               young women to prevent becoming victims.
Sew Much Comfort
Sew Much Comfort of Faribault, Minnesota, used                                 St. Francis Foundation
their $2,500 donation to make adaptive clothing for                            The St. Francis Foundation used their $1,000 SMSC
wounded soldiers recovering in Veterans’ Administra-                           donation to help sponsor their fundraising gala which
tion hospitals.                                                                helped raise money for the St. Francis Regional Medi-
                                                                               cal Center.

                                                                               St. Gertrude’s Foundation
                                                                               A $5,000 donation to the St. Gertrude’s Foundation
                                                                               helped with chapel construction on the St. Francis
                                                                               Regional Medical Center Campus in Shakopee.

                                                                               St. John’s Catholic Aid Council
                                                                               The SMSC provided support for the St. John’s Catho-
                                                                               lic Aid Council fundraiser. The Aid Council provides
                                                                               emergency assistance for parish members who attend
                                                                               the Jordan, Minnesota, church.

                                                                               The Bridge for Runaway Youth
                                                                               The Bridge for Runaway Youth received $2,000 for
Sew Much comfort makes adaptive clothing for wounded soldiers.
                                                                               support services for teenagers who have run away
Shared Hope International                                                      from home.
Shared Hope International received $1,000 to continue
their work rescuing young girls and women from
human traffickers and sexual slavery. They provide
a place to live, food, mental health care, and medical
attention, and teach them a trade in order for them to
flourish on their own.




The Prior lake chamber of commerce puts on an annual luncheon Habitat for Humanity helped build homes for families through an   Southern Valley alliance for battered Women conducted edu-
for senior citizens with the help of a $5,000 donation from the SMSc. SMSc donation.                                            cational sessions with young women to help prevent domestic
                                                                                                                                violence.




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Charitable Organizations


                                    The Stand Up Foundation                                                            VA Medical Center Volunteer Service
                                    A donation to The Stand Up Foundation of $2,500                                    Veterans at the VA Medical Center were helped by a
                                    helped raise funds for Children’s Home Society and                                 $1,000 donation to the Volunteer Service to pay for
                                    Family Services’ Korean Adoption program to foster                                 support services including a computer, bus tokens, and
                                    life skills, educational development, and hope to those                            other items.
                                    in need.
                                                                                                                       VFW Post 6208
                                    Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity                                                   Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6208 of Prior Lake,
                                    Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity used their $5,000                                 Minnesota, received $1,000 to buy new flags for ele-
                                    donation for supplies to build a house for a family in                             mentary schools in Prior Lake.
                                    need.
“Please know that your
thoughtful gift is making
                                                                                                                       Wayside House, Inc.
                                    Twin Cities Public Television                                                      Wayside House, Inc., of St. Louis Park, Minnesota,
a positive difference in            The SMSC made a donation of $25,000 to the Twin                                    received a donation of $1,000 for transitional housing
the lives of children and           Cities Public Television’s public affairs program Al-                              and support services for chemically dependent women
families in our com-                manac at the Capitol, which airs twice a week. Political                           who have completed treatment.
munity.”                            topics, including guest interviews, highlight this local
                                    issues-based program. The SMSC has donated a total                                 Youth’s First Stop for Help
-Willie Myles, The                  of $100,000 over the past four years to the program.                               Youth’s First Stop for Help of Osseo, Minnesota,
Stand Up Foundation                                                                                                    received $1,000 for youth emergency assistance.




                                     The SMSc supports the public affairs program almanac at the capitol through a
                                     donation to Twin cities Public Television.




The bridge to runaway Youth supports teenagers who have run away from home.                         St. Gertrude’s foundation used their SMSc donation to help build a chapel on the St. francis regional
                                                                                                    Medical center campus.




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Education and Youth
 Summary of 2006 Donations

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                              All Nations Indian Church                                   $5,000
                              American Indian College Fund                              $300,000
                              American Indian OIC                                        $25,500
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                              Anishinaabe Academy                                        $12,000
                              Boys & Girls Clubs of the Three Districts                   $5,000
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                              Canku Kaga                                                  $5,300
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                              Children’s Theatre Company                                  $5,000
                              Circle of Nations Wahpeton Indian School                    $5,000
                              District 930 Scott Carver Educational Cooperative          $50,000
                              General Convention of Sioux YMCAs                           $5,000
                              Indian Youth of America                                    $57,235
                              Itasca Community College                                  $166,700
                              Marty Indian School                                        $12,000
                              Minneapolis Public Schools Indian Education Program        $40,050
                              Na-Way-Ee Center School                                     $5,500
                              Northwest Indian OIC                                       $50,000
                              Solen Public School District #3                            $75,000
                              St. Paul Public Schools Indian Education Program           $20,000
                              Warwick Public Schools                                     $15,000
                        Additional Donations to Education and Youth:
                              Association on American Indian Affairs
                              Boys & Girls Club of Duluth - Lake Vermilion Unit
                              DARE Bike-a-thon
                              Fond du Lac College Foundation
                              Haskell Indian Nations University
                              Indian Health Board of Minneapolis
                              Jordan Community Family Week
                              Maria Sanford Middle School
                              Marty South Central Cooperative ECSE Preschool
                              Metro Children’s Water Festival
                              Minnesota Indian Chamber of Commerce
                              Minneapolis Public Schools Johnson O’Malley Program
                              Search Institute
                              Shakopee Dollars for Scholars
                              Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation
                              St. Francis Indian School
                              Two Feathers Endowment
                              University of Minnesota American Indian Elders’ Council
                              United Tribes Technical College Cultural Arts Program




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Education and Youth


                                      American Indian OIC                                                                   DARE
                                      American Indian OIC of Minneapolis received two                                       The DARE Bike-a-thon in Prior Lake, Minnesota, was
                                      SMSC donations totaling $25,500 to support a youth                                    supported through a donation of $1,000. The SMSC
                                      lunch program and a grant writer position. Working                                    has supported this event each year since 1991.
                                      primarily with American Indian students, AIOIC is an
                                      educational institution that prepares people for their                                Five Hawks Elementary School
                                      first jobs or for better jobs. AIOIC graduates several                                Students in the third grade at Five Hawks Elementary
                                      hundred students to new or better jobs each year.                                     School in Prior Lake, Minnesota, were able to go
                                                                                                                            iceskating at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness due to a
                                                                                                                            donation from the SMSC.

                                                                                                                            Fond du Lac College Foundation
                                                                                                                            Fond du Lac College Foundation in northern Min-
                                                                                                                            nesota received a donation of $2,500 for their scholar-
                                                                                                                            ship fund.

                                                                                                                            General Convention of Sioux YMCAs
                                                                                                                            Children on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South
                                                                                                                            Dakota enjoyed educational trips, summer activities,
                                                                                                                            and after school programs through SMSC donations
                                                                                                                            to the General Convention of Sioux YMCA’s. With
                                                                                                                            a focus on proper nutrition and exercise, movement
                                      The aioic, which prepares people for their first jobs or for better jobs, graduates   and cooking classes have been developed, and youth
                                      several hundred students to new or better jobs each year. Graduation from the
                                      School of business is pictured.                                                       are enjoying ballet, drill team, and other opportuni-
                                                                                                                            ties that were previously unavailable to them. In fiscal
                                      Anishinaabe Academy                                                                   year 2006 the SMSC donated $5,000 to support these
                                      A $12,000 donation to Anishinaabe Academy                                             activities.
                                      was used for Montessori school supplies. Anishinaabe
                                      Academy is the Indian magnet school for the Minne-                                    Haskell Indian Nations University
                                      apolis Public School System.                                                          Haskell Indian Nations University received $1,500 for
                                                                                                                            supplies and equipment for their women’s volleyball
                                      Bear Soldier Head Start                                                               team and the baseball club.
                                      Bear Soldier Head Start of the Standing Rock Reserva-
                                      tion in South Dakota received a donation for gradua-  Indian Health Board of Minneapolis
                                      tion activities.                                      The Indian Health Board of Minneapolis received a
                                                                                            donation of $1,500 for a Back to School event which
                                      Belcourt School District #7                           provided health and dental screenings for children.
                                      Belcourt School District #7 received a donation for
                                      school supplies for children from the Turtle Mountain
                                      Ojibwe Reservation in North Dakota.




children on the cheyenne river Sioux reservation learned to         a photography project of the General convention of Sioux YMca’s documented life on the reservation. children shot images, developed
tan hides the old way using a wooden frame, sinew, and bone         the film in the darkroom, produced the photographs, and then had an art show of their work.
scrapers.




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    Carver-Scott Education Cooperative Receives $50,000 SMSC Grant
    The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community                                          In addition the SMSC has pledged a $50,000
    awarded a grant of $50,000 to the District 930 Carver-                        challenge grant. The SMSC has challenged charitable
    Scott Educational Cooperative. The grant helped fund                          foundations and private donors to give up to $50,000
    Solace Academy, the district’s chemical dependency                            to the District 930 Carver-Scott Educational Coopera-
    recovery school, and chemical health counselors in the                        tive which it will match.
    Scott and Carver County public high schools.                                      “We feel it is important to support this program
        Solace Academy provides a safe and supportive                             because of the young people who are trying so hard to
    environment for youth in recovery from alcohol and                            change their lives for the better. We encourage others
    drug abuse. Students in grades 9-12 who have success-                         to give to support this important program. The youth
    fully completed a drug/alcohol treatment program and                          are the future and helping them helps all of us,” said
    are actively engaged in aftercare and desire a chemical                       SMSC Tribal Administrator Bill Rudnicki.
    free academic setting attend Solace Academy.


 Indian Youth of America                                                          LeSueur County Sheriff’s Office
 Indian Youth of America used their $50,000 SMSC                                  The LeSueur County Sheriff’s Office received a dona-
 donation to take children from urban and reservation                             tion for an annual community policing event designed
 areas to camps in Arizona and South Dakota. A second                             to develop positive relationships between law enforce-
 donation of $, bought a new phone system and                                 ment officers and high-risk youth through a day of
 carpeting for the IYA office in Sioux City, Iowa.                                fishing on the river.

 Jordan Community Family Week
 Jordan Community Family Week received a $3,000
 donation for a special event for students in the Jordan,
 Minnesota, public and private schools.

 Law Enforcement Memorial
 Scholarship
 The Scott County Law Enforcement Memorial Schol-
 arship fund received a donation from the SMSC.




                                                                                  children fished with law enforcement officers to develop positive relationships
                                                                                  through an SMSc donation to the leSueur county Sheriff’s office.




indian Youth of america used their $50,000 donation to take children from urban and reservation       Scott county law enforcement Memorial Scholarships were awarded at a banquet on May 11, 2006.
areas to camps in arizona and South Dakota. They also received $7,235 for a new phone system and
carpeting for the iYa office in Sioux city, iowa.




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Education and Youth


                                       Maria Sanford Middle School                                                         Minneapolis Park Police School
                                       Maria Sanford Middle School, which has a high                                       Patrol Program
                                       percentage of Indian students, in South Minneapolis                                 The Minneapolis Park Police School Patrol Program
                                       received a $1,000 donation for cultural events.                                     received a donation for incentive activities for sixth
                                                                                                                           grade students who serve on bus patrols and as school
                                       Marty Indian School                                                                 crossing guards.
                                       SMSC donations totaling $12,000 paid for high school
                                       graduation expenses, a summer reading incentive                                     Minneapolis Public Schools
                                       program, and a math curriculum at the Marty Indian                                  The SMSC donated $41,550 to the Minneapolis Public
                                       School on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South                                    Schools Indian Education program for winter wear,
                                       Dakota.                                                                             student activities, the chess program, and their annual
                                                                                                                           high school graduation celebration. The program pro-
                                                                                                                           vides services for more than 2,000 Indian students.

                                                                                                                           Minnesota Indian Chamber of
                                                                                                                           Commerce
                                                                                                                           A donation of $1,500 to the Minnesota Indian Cham-
                                                                                                                           ber of Commerce supported a banquet to celebrate
                                                                                                                           the college graduation of Indian students in the Twin
                                                                                                                           Cities.

                                                                                                                           Minnesota 4-H Foundation
                                                                                                                           The SMSC supported the Minnesota 4-H Foundation
                                                                                                                           annual fundraising campaign.
                                       children at the Marty indian School participated in a summer reading incentive
                                       program through an SMSc donation.
                                                                                                                           Na-Way-Ee Center School
                                       Marty South Central Cooperative                                                     Na-Way-Ee Center School in Minneapolis received
                                                                                                                           $5,500 for winter wear.
                                       ECSE Preschool
                                       Marty, South Dakota’s, South Central Cooperative       P.L.A.Y. Sports
                                       Early Childhood Special Education Preschool received The SMSC supported three youth athletic teams in
                                       a donation of $2,500 for touchscreen computers for the Prior Lake, Minnesota, through a donation to the orga-
                                       children.                                              nization P.L.A.Y.
                                       Metro Children’s Water Festival                                                     Scottwest Booster Club
                                       The Metro Children’s Water Festival received a                                      The wrestling team from Jordan and Belle Plaine,
                                       $1,000 donation to support the annual 5th grade                                     Minnesota, supported by the Scottwest Booster Club
                                       education day which focuses on the environment,                                     received an SMSC donation.
                                       water quality, and conservation.




Preschoolers at Marty’s South central cooperative early child-      The Metro children’s Water festival focused on water quality and   Three youth athletic teams in Prior lake, Minnesota, were
hood Special education program got touchscreen computers            the environment.                                                   supported through a donation to the organization P.l.a.Y.
through an SMSc donation.




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SMSC Donates $900,000 To American Indian College Fund
The SMSC pledged a dona-
tion of $900,000 over three
years to the American Indian
College Fund of Denver,
Colorado. The grant is                                                                                          “We are humbled by
supporting the Sovereign Na-                                                                                    the generosity of the
tions Scholarship Fund and                                                                                      Shakopee Mdewakanton
establishing the Shakopee                                                                                       Sioux Community and
Mdewakanton Sioux Com-                                                                                          their support of our ef-
munity Tribal College                                                                                           forts to help change the
Scholarship Program. With
                                                                                                                face of Indian Coun-
this grant, the Fund will be
able to provide $100,000 in                                                                                     try, one tribal college
general scholarship support                                                                                     graduate at a time. With
to American Indian students                                                                                     this grant, the Shakopee
attending tribal colleges.                                                                                      Tribe again demonstrates
The Fund serves over 30,000                                                                                     that they embody the
American Indian students                                                                                        true meaning of kinship,
from more than 250 tribal                                                                                       and their leadership
nations attending  tribal                                                                                     in native philanthropy
colleges in 11 states.                                                                                          should be noted by all.”
     In 2001 the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux                SMSC Chairman Stanley R. Crooks said, “Our
Community made history by donating $900,000           concern is for all of Indian Country. We believe that
                                                      it’s important for tribes to be able to produce not       -Richard Williams,
over a three-year period to the AICF. This was the
first time in history that any tribe had given such   only doctors and lawyers, but also dental hygien-          Executive Director
a generous donation to the Fund. The donation, in     ists, bookkeepers and teachers, as well as those who       American Indian
three annual installments of $300,000, was used to    can manage tribal affairs. Having a qualified Indian       College Fund
endow the Sovereign Nations Scholarship Fund.         workforce for the future is very important for all
                                                                                  tribes in maintaining their
                                                                                  sovereignty.”
                                                                                      The American Indian
                                                                                  College Fund, formed in
                                                                                  199, has spent more than
                                                                                  a decade and a half helping
                                                                                  to increase enrollment and
                                                                                  improve retention rates by
                                                                                  providing funds for schol-
                                                                                  arships to thousands of
                                                                                  American Indian students
                                                                                  and raising support for
                                                                                  other tribal college devel-
                                                                                  opmental needs. American
                                                                                  Indians have the lowest
                                                                                  levels of educational at-
                                                                                  tainment and the highest
                                                                                  rates of poverty of any
                                                                                  group in the United States.
                                                                                  The percentage of Indian
                                                                                  college graduates is dismal
                                                                                  compared to other ethnic
                                                                                  groups in the U.S.




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Education and Youth



                                        SMSC Supports High School Graduation Events
                                        Out of a concern for area youth, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community donated a total of more
                                        than $13,800 to 14 high schools to fund alcohol and chemical-free graduation events. Each year the SMSC
                                        supports these parties at the request of event organizers. In 2006 the SMSC helped sponsor senior class par-
                                        ties for high schools in the local area including Prior Lake, Shakopee, Burnsville, Delano, Eastview (Apple
                                        Valley), Jordan, Kennedy (Bloomington), Lakeville, Mound Westonka, Richfield, Rosemount, and the
                                        School of Environmental Studies (Apple Valley). The SMSC also helped sponsor graduation activities at
                                        the Marty Indian School, Flandreau Indian School, and Little Wound School all in South Dakota.


                                      Search Institute                                                                Shakopee High School
                                      With their $3,000 donation, the Search Institute gave                           The Diversity Task Force at Shakopee High School
                                      scholarships to youth for their annual “Transform-                              received a donation to purchase a coffee and espresso
                                      ing Society with Youth” conference which promotes                               machine which they use to sell gourmet coffee drinks
                                      asset building and leadership development. Search                               to students to help fund their activities.
                                      Institute is an independent, national organization
                                      whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge,                              Solen Public School District #3
                                      and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and                           A leaky roof and mold problems were repaired with
                                      communities.                                                                    a donation of $75,000 to the Solen Public School
                                                                                                                      District #3 in North Dakota which serves the Standing
                                      Shakopee Dollars for Scholars                                                   Rock Sioux Reservation.
                                      Shakopee Dollars for Scholars received $2,000 in
                                      donations from the SMSC for scholarships and to                                 St. Cloud University American
                                      assist with fundraising.                                                        Indian Center
                                                                                                                      A speaking engagement by Indian author and humorist
                                      Shakopee Educational                                                            Sherman Alexie at St. Cloud University American
                                      Endowment Foundation                                                            Indian Center in Minnesota was funded by a donation
                                      Projects that go beyond the school district’s regular                           from the SMSC.
                                      budget were funded by an SMSC donation to the
                                      Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation. Previ-                               St. Francis Indian School
                                      ous projects have included library resources, musical                           St. Francis Indian School on the Rosebud Sioux Res-
                                      instruments, and reading and writing materials. SMSC                            ervation in South Dakota received a $1,000 donation
                                      donations to SEEF over the years total $21,500.                                 for summer recreation activities and girls’ volleyball
                                                                                                                      shoes.
                                      Shakopee on Skateboards
                                      Shakopee on Skateboards received a donation for their
                                      youth-organized Skate Jam, a special event held in
                                      conjunction with the Shakopee Community Center.




Shakopee on Skateboards “Skate Jam” was a fun event for youth who planned and participated in the   Delano High School was one of 14 schools which received an SMSc donation for graduation
contests and activities.                                                                            celebrations. Pictured is the pre-party graduation ceremony.




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St. Paul Public Schools Indian                                                   University of Minnesota American
Education Program                                                                Indian Elders’ Council
The SMSC donated $20,000 to the St. Paul Public                                  Indian elders were able to speak to youth about stay-
Schools Indian Education Program for winter wear.                                ing in school, cultural values, and the importance of
Students who receive free or reduced lunches were                                education through an SMSC donation of $2,500 to
eligible to receive a jacket, gloves, and hat.                                   the University of Minnesota American Indian Elders’
                                                                                 Council.
SWO Little Voices Group Home
An SMSC donation supported summer activities for                                 Warwick Public Schools
youth living at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Little                               Warwick Public Schools on the Spirit Lake Nation
Voices Group Home in South Dakota.                                               in North Dakota received a $15,000 donation from
                                                                                 the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. A
Sweeney Elementary                                                               donation of $5,000 was for educational supplies and
Sweeney Elementary School in Shakopee received                                   $10,000 was for a playground.
a donation to purchase library books about Indian
Tribes.                                                                          Youth Foundation Golf Tournament
                                                                                 The Youth Foundation Golf Tournament received a
Two Feathers Endowment                                                           donation which helped raise in funds for the Red Lake
The Two Feathers Endowment received a $2,000                                     Boys & Girls Club in northern Minnesota.
donation for their endowment fund for grants and
scholarships.




Students from Sweeney elementary School in Shakopee, Minnesota, are pictured with some of the   Students in need in the St. Paul indian education Program in St. Paul, Minnesota, were
books on indian Tribes purchased with an SMSc donation.                                         eligible to receive winter wear through an SMSc donation.




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                            SMSC Supports Cheyenne River Cokata Wiconi Teen Center
                            For years teenagers on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota didn’t have a lot of choices
                            about how to spend their time. In the largest town of Eagle Butte, small by most people’s standards, there
                            aren’t any shopping malls or movie theaters, and there isn’t much for young people to do. In the middle of
“The Shakopee               the Great Plains, Eagle Butte lies miles from where teenagers typically like to gather to visit and have fun,
Mdewakanton Sioux           and the severe winters and challenges of living on the reservation make life a little harder than it has to be.
Community and the           So the Cheyenne River Youth Project was born, providing not only a haven from the violence, drug abuse,
Cheyenne River Youth        and alcoholism which face many on the Reservation, but also a place for youth to learn and grow, a place
                            where they can thrive.
Project share a unique
                                The new Cokata Wiconi (Cho-kah-tah Wee-cho-nee, Center of Life) Teen Center, was a recipient of a
vision of achieving self-   Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community $250,000 donation, which was matched by CRYP’s national
sufficiency and helping     partner, Running Strong for American Indian Youth. Cokata Wiconi contains a full-size basketball court,
others. The Cheyenne        a dance studio, an Internet Cafe, a study area, counseling center, and art and music spaces. The Cheyenne
River Youth Project is an   River Sioux Tribe donated the land where the building sits.
example of sovereignty          The teen center is an important addition to the rural community. Its curved hallway, tiled in blue and
at work, a commu-           flanked by warm reds and greens, represents the Cheyenne River and the native grasses which cover the
nity taking steps to heal   prairie lands of South Dakota. Plans are to install a “history wall,” a pictorial journey down the path of the
itself, honoring its own    four bands of Lakota living on the Cheyenne River Reservation.
traditions and wisdom.
We are so grateful for            Cokata Wiconi was dedicated in the summer of 2006 and will be operational Spring 2007.
Shakopee’s investment in
our community’s future.”

- Julie Garreau
 Executive Director
 CRYP




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SMSC Commitment To Health



T  he Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has made a commitment to health and wellness not
   only for its members, but also for its more than 4,100 employees and their families and
Native Americans living in Scott County.

Health and Dental Clinic
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux
Community provides a health and
dental clinic which provides free ser-
vices to members, staff, and Native
Americans living in Scott County,
Minnesota, where the Community is
located. The clinic offers a variety of
services and screenings.




                                                         The Shakopee Dakota clinic provides health services to Dental care is available for Scott county Native ameri-
                                                         Native american families living in Scott county.       cans through the Shakopee Dakota Dental clinic.


                                                                                                  “My Health Picture”
                                                                                                  The Health Department held a “My Health
                                                                                                  Picture” event for employees and Scott
                                                                                                  County Native Americans. Out of those
                                                                                                  screened, 100 had three or more health risk
                                                                                                  factors identified and received follow-up care.
                                                                                                  This event focused on cardiovascular
                                                                                                  health and consisted of a health-related
                                                                                                  questionnaire and health screenings.

                                                                                                  Blood Drives
                                                                                                  The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Commu-
                                                                                                  nity, as an active participant in the local
                                                                                                  community, holds several blood drives
                                                                                                  each year to help save lives. The SMSC has
                                                                                                  sponsored blood drives for 19 years.


The “My Health Picture” wellness screening event identified 100 patients for follow-up care.




flu shots are just one of the many services provided by the SMSc Health Department.                      SMSc Vice-chairman Glynn crooks and Director of emergency Services Jim Muelken gave blood during
                                                                                                         one of the three annual blood drives.




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SMSC Commitment To Health




                                     a walk/run emphasized the importance of exercise in maintaining good health during the Healthy
                                     lifeways conference.

                                     Wellness Conference                                                                Social Services
                                     More than 700 participants registered for the                                      The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
                                     “American Indian Healthy Lifeways Conference: Be                                   Children and Family Services Department provides
                                     Healthy! Stay Well!” July 24-25, 2006, at Mystic Lake                              information, referral, case management, parenting edu-
                                     Casino Hotel. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux                                       cation, support groups, a child care subsidy program,
                                     Community and the National Office of the Spirit of                                 home visits, a car seat loaner program, prenatal and
                                     Eagles American Indian/Alaska Native Leadership                                    new baby information packets, a Giving Tree program,
                                     Initiative on Cancer sponsored the conference. The                                 and emergency gas vouchers to Native Americans liv-
                                     Healthy Lifeways Conference was designed for Native                                ing in Scott County.
                                     Americans living with chronic illness and their fami-
                                     lies. Registration for the conference was free.


                                     Mental Health Care
                                     The SMSC NETWORKS Employee Assistance and
                                     Mental Health programs provide mental health care,
                                     employee assistance, smoking cessation classes,
                                     support groups, counseling, referral, and chemical
                                     dependency services.




Staff from Mdewakanton emergency Services did health screenings during the SMSc                     The conference attracted hundreds of participants from across the region.
sponsored wellness conference.





Holiday Donations



T   o share the holiday spirit and make the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays a little brighter for
    those who are less fortunate, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community awarded $183,350
in charitable donations for the holidays in fiscal year 2006. The donations, which went to 37 social
service organizations and Tribes, provided toys, clothing, food, and other gifts for families during the
holiday season.
Ain Dah Yung                                                                    Maajii
All Nations Church                                                              Little Earth Community Partnership
American Indian Community Development                                           Minneapolis American Indian Center
Corporation
                                                                                Minnesota Compassion
American Indian Family Center
                                                                                Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
American Indian Services
                                                                                Native Hope
Black Hills American Indian Center
                                                                                Oyate Teca Project
Boys & Girls Club of the Three Districts
                                                                                Prior Lake Lion’s Club Senior Christmas
Browns Valley Family Service Center                                             Luncheon
CAP Agency                                                                      People Serving People
Cass Lake Community Family Service Center                                       Salvation Army
Department of Indian Work                                                       Scott County Native Americans Service Area
Division of Indian Work                                                         St. John’s Episcopal Church
Dorothy Day Center                                                              St. Joseph’s Home for Children
Elders Lodge                                                                    St. Joseph’s Indian School
Haskell Indian Nations University                                               St. Labre Indian School
HHC/MMC 34th Division Support                                                   Union Gospel Mission
Indian Family Services                                                          Upper Midwest American Indian Center
Indian Fellowship                                                               Women of Nations
Indian Youth of America                                                         Yankton Sioux Housing Authority
Kateri Residence




The Salvation army bought presents for children and provided a   This little boy received a fire truck from “Santa” through the Salva-   The Department of indian Works, a part of the St. Paul council of
meal for families during the holidays.                           tion army holiday celebration, sponsored in part by the Shakopee        churches, provided food baskets to families.
                                                                 Mdewakanton Sioux community.




                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Holiday Donations



             Minneapolis American Indian Center
                                                                   annual Christmas party. A Christmas dinner with a
                                                                   bingo session with gifts and prizes was provided. A
                                                                   complete turkey and venison dinner was served to a
                                                                   crowd of 200 elders who attended.
                                                                        “We would like to say thank you for support-
                                                                   ing our annual Elder Christmas Party. The food
                                                                   was plentiful and delicious. Each elder received a
                                                                   Christmas gift from the Center. There were door
                                                                   prize drawings. The elders played bingo for gifts.
                                                                   All Center staff and younger volunteers were very
                                                                   helpful and respectful of the elders. Whenever there
                                                                   is a gathering of elders, it is very satisfying to see
                                                                   the happy faces of the friends who haven’t seen
                                                                   each other for a while,” wrote elders Simon and
             For years the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Com-         Ruby Beaulieu.
             munity has supported the Minneapolis American              The Minneapolis American Indian Center serves
             Indian Center holiday program. An SMSC donation       approximately 10,000 persons a year with direct ser-
             of $9,000 helped fund holiday programs for children vices and through events and activities. MAIC has a
             and for elderly in fiscal year 2006.                  long and distinguished history of helping the Indian
                 Gifts, food, and clothing were provided for 354   Community with programs designed to strengthen
             children from 99 families from 27 different tribes.   the bonds of culture, health, and self-sufficiency.
             According to MAIC Director Francis Fairbanks, “A
             large majority of the families served by this holiday
             program are working families with strained budgets.
             More and more of our families are facing challeng-
             ing economic times that make the holidays even
             more stressful with lack of financial means to pro-
             vide holiday cheer. Because many of our families
             are working families, they often do not qualify for
             other holiday programs that are offered, thus creat-
             ing more undue stress. The support of the Shakopee
             Mdewakanton Sioux Community has been invalu-
             able to us over the years.”
                 The MAIC Seniors Program utilized a portion
             of the donated funds from the SMSC to hold their




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   CAP Agency
   The CAP Agency serving Scott,
   Dakota, and Carver counties received
   $22,000 from the SMSC for their
   annual Thanksgiving and Christmas
   programs for families needing as-
   sistance. The CAP Agency is a non-
   profit organization serving children,
   families, and senior citizens. CAP
   Agency Case Manager Kathy Lyons                                                                                                                                   “It is my pleasure to
   related a story about a family flee-                                                                                                                              work with the Shakopee
   ing domestic violence: a mother, a                                                                                                                                Mdewakanton Sioux
   13-year-old boy, 10-year-old girl, and                                                                                                                            Community and others
   an 8-year-old girl. They were able to                                                                                                                             in our community that
   take all the money they had to make                                                                                                                               support families in need
   a down payment on a townhouse in                                                                                                                                  at holiday time. The joy
   Savage, but they were left with no                                                                                                                                that is both given and
   money for Christmas presents. It was
                                                                                                                                                                     received truly brings
   the first day of work after Christmas
   when they came to the CAP Agency                                                                                                                                  out the meaning of the
   looking for some food.                                                                                                                                            season.”
        “As I was talking to the mom
   about what was going on, the little                                                                                                                               -Linda Shelton,
   8-year-old girl said, ‘Santa couldn’t                                                                                                                              CAP Christmas
   find us; he didn’t know where we                                                                                                                                   Program
   were.’ We had toys left so I told her
   that Santa brought them here. The
   kids started jumping up and down
   and the mom started crying, and we
   went back and got them toys and the
   little 8-year-old said, ‘I knew Santa
   wouldn’t forget us.’ The mom has
   a job and is a really hard worker.
   Like many working families, they
   just needed some help. We’re still
   working with the family, and they are
   doing great.”




The caP agency gave away toys and food for families during the   The Prior lake, Minnesota, lion’s club held a Senior luncheon for   The little earth community Partnership held a holiday party with
holidays.                                                        elders.                                                             their donation from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux community.




                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Pow Wows



           A     Wacipi, commonly called a Pow Wow, is a traditional Native American cultural celebration
                 where the generations gather to socialize, dance, and sing. In the Dakota Language, the Dakota
           word “Wacipi” [wah-chee-pee] means “they dance.” Often held over a weekend, a Wacipi is filled
           with songs and dances, singers with their drums, and dancers in their colorful regalia. The Pow Wow
           is a sacred gathering. All of life is a gift from the Creator. The Wacipi, the Pow Wow, is a celebration
           of that life, of that gift.
               The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community supports cultural celebrations throughout Indian
           Country with donations to local events. In fiscal year 2006 the SMSC donated a total of $88,050 to 77
           cultural events and Pow Wows mostly in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

           Pow Wows Supported in 2006:
           Ain Dah Yung                                         Eagle Plume Cultural Club Celebration
           Albert Grass American Legion Post 173                Enemy Swim Wacipi
           American Indian Center of Rochester Pow Wow          Flandreau SST Healthy Start Program Wacipi
           American Legion Auxiliary for Cherry Creek           Gathering of Nations Pow Wow
           American Legion McBride Post 257/VFW                 General Beadle Elementary School Wacipi
           Blacksmith Post 1353 Pow Wow                         Greenwood Community Pow Wow
           Antelope Pow Wow                                     Haskell Indian Nations University Pow Wow
           Apsaalooke Veterans’ Day Celebration                 Hastings Veterans Pow Wow
           and Pow Wow
                                                                Kansas University First Nations Student
           Arikara Celebration                                  Association Pow Wow
           Bear Soldier Pow Wow                                 Kenel Pow Wow
           Bemidji State University Spring Pow Wow              Kicking Bear Wacipi
           Bennett County School District Wacipi                Kiyaksa Waci Okolakiciye Wacipi
           Big Bend Pow Wow                                     Kyle Fair
           Bismarck-Mandan Mid-Winter Wacipi                    Leech Lake Tribal College Pow Wow
           Black Hills American Indian Center Wacipi            Little Earth Residents Association Pow Wow
           Black Hills State University Wacipi                  Maajii Pow Wow
           Black Hills Pow Wow                                  Mahkato Mdewakanton Wacipi
           Blackfoot Pow Wow                                    Minneapolis Community and Technical
           Canupawakpa Dakota Nation Wacipi                     College Pow Wow
           Centennial Schools Pow Wow                           Minnesota State University-Mankato Pow Wow
           CRST Fair and Rodeo Labor Day Celebration            Native American Center of Southeast Minnesota
           Cherry Creek Pow Wow                                 Pow Wow
           Circle of Nations Indian Association (Morris)        Northern Ponca Pow Wow
           Pow Wow                                              Nux-baa-ga Pow Wow
           Circle of Nations Wahpeton Indian                    Oglala Lakota Nation Celebration
           School Wacipi                                        Omaka Teca Wacipi
           Creighton University Native American                 O’osica Pow Wow
           Association Pow Wow
                                                                Osseo Area Schools ISD 279 Pow Wow
           Crow Creek Pow Wow
                                                                People of the Plains Wacipi Society New Year’s
           Dartmouth University Pow Wow
                                                                People of the Plains Wacipi Society
           Eagle Nest District Veterans’ Day Celebration        Mother’s Day




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 Mahkato Mdewakanton Wacipi
  The largest donation of
  $15,000 went to the Mankato
  Mdewakanton Association for its
  annual traditional Wacipi. The
  Mahkato Mdewakanton Wacipi
  held in Mankato, Minnesota,
  commemorates the 38 Dakota
  executed there in 16, the largest
  mass hanging in U.S. history. The
  warriors were hanged December
  26, 1862, at 10:15 a.m. for their
  defense of their people and their
  way of life during the Dakota War
  of 1862.
      “Mahkato,” the Dakota word for the town, translates as “Blue Earth.” Community members
  from the SMSC helped found the Mahkato Pow Wow more than 34 years ago. The Mankato
  Wacipi is more than a traditional Pow Wow. It is a ceremonial, memorial gathering with about
  300 dancers and numerous drum groups. Naming ceremonies, marriages, giveaways, honor-
  ings, and the inipi (sweat lodge) are all part of the event. A moccasin game, princess contest, and
  American Indian vendors are other components of this weekend of special activities held at Land
  of Memories Park.
      Since 1987, the Mankato Wacipi has held Education Day, which has received national and
  international acclaim. A learning circle consists of a series of seven tipis, each representing one
  band or tribe of the Seven Council Fires of the Great Dakota Nation, or the Oceti Sakowin. At
  these tipis there are five learning stations where as many as 600 Mankato area elementary school
  children in grades third through sixth are introduced to American Indian culture through story-
  telling, crafts demonstrations, drum, and dance. Education Day, which is also open to college
  students, parents, teachers, and the general public, is sponsored through donations from various
  tribes, organizations, foundations, and personal gifts.
      “This Wacipi would not be possible without the generous donations of the Minnesota Dakota
  tribes, in particular the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community, who has given generous
  support since this event began. We thank them for their generosity. Wopida tanka,” said Leonard
  Wabasha, President and Chairman of the Mahkato Mdewakanton Wacipi.

Pipestone Dakota Wacipi                             University of North Dakota Indian Association
Porcupine District Annual Pow Wow                   Timeout Pow Wow
(North Dakota)                                      University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Pow Wow
Porcupine District Labor Day Pow Wow                University of South Dakota Tiospaye Student
(South Dakota)                                      Council Wacipi
Potato Creek Wacipi                                 UTTC International Pow Wow
Rainy River Community College Pow Wow               Wakpala Pow Wow
Southwest Minnesota State University Wacipi         Wakpamni Lake 4th of July Pow Wow
Teca Wacipi Okolakiciye                             Wanbli Wakanyeja Wacipi
Thunder Butte Pow Wow                               Warroad Pow Wow
Turtle Mountain Pow Wow                             White Horse Pow Wow
Twin Buttes Pow Wow                                 Woodland and High Plains Pow Wow
United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Wacipi




                                                                                                        
Pow Wows




Pictured here are photos of the various Pow Wows that were held


throughout Indian Country supported by SMSC contributions  .

                                                               9
Shakopee Mdewakanton
Sioux Community
2006 DONATION REPORT
$18,051,634 donated in 2006

Tribes                                              $13,844,591
Education Initiatives and Youth Programs               $906,301
Health Initiatives and AEDs                            $822,907
Native American Organizations                          $770,709
Mental Health and Social Services                      $741,501
Charitable Organizations                               $694,225
Holiday                                                $183,350
Pow Wows                                                $88,050



Total for 2006                                   $18,051,634

Over $75 million donated in the last 9 years.


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